Fading glory

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One of the many kites that frequent the Wildebeest Camp in Nairobi. We have seen many kites in Nairobi and also in Addis Ababa that seem to have adapted to city life by becoming scavengers. When I saw these graceful fliers going dumpster diving, I thought: “What a shame!” But that’s just my brain having trouble connecting the image of a beautifully equipped arial predator to its activity of collecting garbage, a niche in which it’s now competing with vultures.

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