What really surprised me was the amount of wildlife that I saw. I didn't expect that many animals. The most obvious of the animals are the buzzards. They are everywhere! There were quite a number of different birds. Some of them are migrants on their way between summer nesting grounds and wintering sites.

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 Unknown Bird Bird Well Camouflaged Sat But Underside Wings Bright Red
?? Unknown bird. This bird was well camouflaged when it sat, but the underside of its wings was a bright red. (960k)
Upupa epops
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, german: Wiedehopf, french: Huppe fasciée). I have seen this bird in many countries. (712k)
Tadorna ferruginea
A Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea, german: Rostgans, french: Tadorne casarca) on one of the lakes. (512k)
Cygnus cygnus
A Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, german: Singschwan, french: Cygne chanteur) on the White Lake. (2.4M)
Ciconia nigra
A Black Stork (Ciconia nigra, german: Schwarzstorch, french: Cigogne noire). I didn't get close enough to get a good picture of it. (333k)
Grus virgo
A group of Demoiselle Cranes (Grus virgo, german: Jungfernkranich, french: Grue demoiselle). There were a lot of these cranes in the north-central parts of Mongolia. They are one of the migratory species that breed in Mongolia. (1201k)
Grus virgo
A Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo, german: Jungfernkranich, french: Grue demoiselle). (989k)
Aegypius monachus
A bunch of Cinereous Vultures (Aegypius monachus, german: Mönchsgeier, french: Vautour moine), the darker, larger birds, and Eurasian Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus, german: Gänsegeier, french: Vautour fauve), the smaller, paler birds, having dinner. (1151k)
Aquila nipalensis
Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis, german: Steppenadler, french: Aigle des steppes). (1017k)
Milvus migrans
A Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir) in flight. (979k)

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