Egyptian Vulture

There are three recognised subspecies of the Egyptian Vulture:

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The Egyptian Vulture is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Canarian Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus majorensis), or Guirre, is a large bird in the Gypaetinae subfamily of the Accipitridae. It is an Egyptian Vulture subspecies which is endemic to the eastern Canary archipelago, in Macaronesia in the north Atlantic Ocean, where it is a scarce and endangered non-migratory resident. More

The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is a small Old World vulture, found from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to southern Asia. It is the only living member of the genus Neophron. In Southern Asia this species is called the Scavenger Vulture. More

02470 - Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus Yellow (pvc) ring with alpha numeric code. Dr Iñigo Zuberogoitia, e-mail : website : note 1 : some 60 Egyptian vultures are ringed in Bizkaia, Northern Spain. note 2 : The codes are not overlapped with the other groups of Spain thanks to the Doñana coordination. More

Size: The Egyptian Vulture is the smallest of all the European Vultures. Voice: Diet/Feeding: Most well known for its evolved abiltity to eat eggs, the Egyptian vulture's diet also includes both carrion and overripe vegetable matter. When feeding with crows and small raptors, this vulture is dominant. They must wait, however, for other larger vultures to finish their meal at a carcass, before entering the scene. More

Egyptian Vulture: Information from Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus SUBFAMILY Accipitrinae TAXONOMY Vultur perenopterus Linnaeus, 1758, Egypt Egyptian Vulture - Bing Reference. The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is a small Old World vulture, found from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to southern Asia. Bird List - Spanish. More

The adult Egyptian Vulture usually measures 85 cm from the point of the beak to the extremity of the tail feathers and 1.7 meters between the tips of the wings. It weighs about 2.1 kilograms. The adult plumage is white, with some black feathers in the wings and tail. Due to its habits—stalking around carcasses on usually dusty ground to wait for its turn—the plumage dulls quickly, and birds before moult are beige rather than pure white. More

A small vulture with a very large range, the Egyptian vulture has an unmistakable appearance. Adults have largely white to pale grey plumage, which contrasts markedly with the black flight-feathers and the bold yellow bare skin on the face. The ... More

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Egyptian Vulture in "painted" plumage Egyptian VultureIts facial skin is yellow, turning orange during nesting periods, and is devoid of feathers. The tail is diamond-shaped, so it is easily distinguished in flight. The nestlings are dark brown and gradually become light until they reach adulthood at the age of five. Distribution Egyptian Vultures are quite widely distributed and may be found in southern Europe, in northern Africa, and in western and southern Asia. More

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Egyptian Vulture in VVNP Photo : By Ajoy Kumar Bhattacharya Egyptian Vulture can be located in Kerwa, Van Vihar and from Manav Sangrahalaya. They are not that common but can be spotted if you spend some time in these locations. It is also known as scavenger vulture or Pharaoh's chicken. Symbol of this vulture is the first letter of egyptian alphabet. It is pronounced as "ah. More

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The Egyptian Vulture is declining in large parts of its range, often severely. In Europe and most of the Middle East, it is half as plentiful as it was about twenty years ago, and the populations in India and southwestern Africa have collapsed entirely. In the case of India, this apparently is attributable to the widespread use of the NSAID Diclofenac. Many famers poison vultures believing they promote disease—in fact, vultures do the opposite by cleaning up potential sites for diseases to spread. More

Egyptian Vultures are quite widely distributed and may be found in southern Europe, in northern Africa, and in western and southern Asia. They are partial migrants, depending on the local climate. If an Egyptian Vulture can endure the winter, it usually will not migrate. The species is not well adapted for cold weather due to its rather small size The Egyptian Vulture is one of the species that are known to use tools. More

The Egyptian Vulture is also called the Pharoahs Chicken. It has a very lengthy association with men, and drawings of it have been found inside the tombs of Egypt. The Egyptian Vulture is quite rare, due in part to some campaigns of poison where it ranges and breeds. Egyptian vultures are very sociable animals. They are white in color or yellowish white, with black wing feathers. More

The Egyptian Vulture – What’s going on in Africa? More... Campaign Information campaign for conservation of the Egyptian Vulture. More... Improvement Improvement of breeding niche for Egyptian Vulture. More... Expedition Expedition for the Egyptian vulture in Asia Minor. More... More

that most Egyptian Vulture sightings occur in Etosha where large herds living and dying under natural conditions still occur. Poisons such as strychnine are also likely to have played a role because in many remote areas rural communities live essentially unchanged lives from a century ago (e.g. Jacobsohn 1991) yet they are know in certain cases to use poisons (E Komen pers comm). More

The Egyptian Vulture is perhaps smaller than its congenerics, but it is not less one beautiful, smart and useful raptor. Rather quiet bird, it utters sometimes an accelerated rolling call during the flight displays. These aerial behaviours are wonderful. Parallel flights, in line, side by side ends of the wings almost touching, aerobatics, dives, glides, turning over in flight in order to present the talons to the partner. More

The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is a small Old World vulture and the only member of the genus Neophron. Egyptian Vultures are scavengers, feeding off carrion for the most part. However, they will occasionally prey on small mammals and eggs when the opportunity presents itself. Adult birds measure 85 cm from the point of the beak to the extremity of the tail and 1.7m between the tips of the wings. Weight reaches about 2.1 kilograms. More

Egyptian vultureEgyptian vulture - small mostly white vulture of Africa and southern EurasiaNeophron percnopterus, Pharaoh's chickenOld World vulture - any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasiagenus Neophron, Neophron - a genus of Accipitridae How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus). In silence, sadly it is disappearing, with the dignity of whom doesn't want to disturb, as if it was aware of the indifference of the man towards it, the Egyptian vulture, the smallest European vulture, is going slowly toward the extinction. More

Egyptian Vulture (Photograph Courtesy of Kees Bakker Copyright More

Egyptian Vulture ( Neophron perenopterus ) Egyptian Vulture - Egyptian Vulture information - Egyptian Vulture facts Egyptian Vulture ( Neophron perenopterus ) Egyptian Vulture ( Neophron perenopterus ) SEARCH THIS SITE ANIMALS Insect (Insecta) Fish (Osteichties) & Sharks Amphibians (Amphibia) Reptiles (Reptilia) Birds (Aves) Abdim's Stork African Openbill More

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Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Neophron
Species : percnopterus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)