Talk:Rüppell's vulture

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Behaviour[edit]

I have read recently that Rüppell's vulture flies so high because it keeps an eye on flocks of other species of vultures from above, and locates food based on their behaviour. The source, however, the Czech Airlines magazine, is not really a scientific one. Can anyone confirm this?

English name[edit]

Should the page be called Rueppell's Vulture in the English language, like Rueppell's Parrot is in English. Snowman 22:55, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

I have changed the heading to use only English letters of the alphabet. The "o umlaut" is replaced with "oe". Snowman 12:42, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Checked 16 ornithological textbooks, and every single one uses Rüppell's, none Rueppell's. The argument about "ü not being used in English" is spurious in respect of names, and the argument about keyboards lacking the ü is nonsensical (even my grandfather's 1950s manual typewriter could type ü, and I very much doubt any keyboard produced since has not been able to do so). I'm moving the page back to its correct orthography. - MPF 12:57, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Date of Highest Flight[edit]

The cited source, Alerstam, gives a date of 1973. Other reliable sources give a date of 1975. (Example - http://audubonmagazine.org/birds/birds0011.html) A web search does not seem to resolve the issue with both dates being frequently stated by reasonably reliable sources. A reliable source published in '73 or '75 needs to be located to resolve the issue. Since I was not able to locate a source published in the 1970's today, I changed the article text to "the early 1970's" since that is currently the most accurate statement that I felt I could make without a source that was published close to the date of the event. Ch Th Jo (talk) 23:15, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Resolved with help from Reference Desk. Correct date is 1973 per Laybourne. Ch Th Jo (talk) 18:18, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Spelling[edit]

In the text it says "They have an especially powerful bill", in ecology. I'm no expert on this matter but I guess that this should be build. If I don't hear anything I will change this in a week.