Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) - HBW 2, p. 125
French: Vautour percnoptère
Spanish: Alimoche Común
Other common names: (White) Scavenger Vulture
Taxonomy: Vultur Perenopterus [sic] Linnaeus, 1758, Egypt.
Monotypic genus, possibly closest to Gypaetus, although has been combined with Necrosyrtes. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- percnopterus (Linnaeus, 1758) - S Europe E to C Asia (E Kazakhstan) and NW India, and S through N Africa, Arabia and Sahel zone to N Tanzania; SW Angola and NW Namibia; also Canary Is, Cape Verde Is and Socotra.
- ginginianus (Latham, 1790) - Nepal and India (except NW).
- Endangered Enlarge map
VideosSee all 49 videos
Two adults preening on a grassland. Locality Chandan, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India (ssp ginginianus)
Josep del Hoyo 23 February 2011 3 years ago 19 sec 4.6
Three adults perched in a small tree, showing comfort behaviour. Locality Imi, Ethiopia (ssp percnopterus)
Josep del Hoyo 5 December 2005 9 years ago 45 sec 4.6
An adult waiting close to a road where a Spotted Hyena has been killed. Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp percnopterus)
Josep del Hoyo 28 November 2005 9 years ago 33 sec 4.5
Two adults in a tree. Locality Imi, Ethiopia (ssp percnopterus)
Josep del Hoyo 5 December 2005 9 years ago 39 sec 4.4
An adult bird standing at the entrance of a cave Locality Remolinos, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp percnopterus)
Jesús Laborda 17 June 2007 7 years ago 15 sec 4.4
Video of many species of vultures, Black and red kites, Raven and egyptian vulture in Monfragüe National Park.More information i Locality Torrejón el Rubio, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Jesús Giraldo Gutiérrez d... 27 May 2013 2 years ago 2 min 1 sec 4.3
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One bird alone
Mustafa Sozen 27 January 2013 49 weeks ago 4.8
Mate of egypipsian vultures.More photos, videos, and coments in:http://jggdelolmovisionnatural.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/alimoche-
Locality Monfragüe National Park, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Jesús Giraldo Gutiérrez d... 25 March 2014 1 year ago 4.6
Egyptian Vultures preening each other.
Locality Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Deepak Sankat 19 October 2015 5 weeks ago 4.5
An adult bird flying along a Cliff.
Locality Monegros, Aragón, Spain
Ivan Sjögren 20 June 2015 22 weeks ago 4.5
A nest built in a rocky ravine containing 2 eggs and some shells of Testudo hermanni.
Locality Meteora, Thessaly Region, Greece (ssp percnopterus)
Pierandrea Brichetti 29 April 1982 26 weeks ago 4.5
Egyptian Vulture in Flight
Locality Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, India
Manish Panchal 18 February 2010 33 weeks ago 4.5
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