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 34 videos
Two adults preening on a grassland. Locality Chandan, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India (ssp ginginianus)
Josep del Hoyo 23 February 2011 1 year 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 7 years ago 45 sec 4.6
An adult bird standing at the entrance of a cave Locality Remolinos, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp percnopterus)
Jesús Laborda 17 June 2007 5 years ago 15 sec 4.5
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 7 years ago 33 sec 4.5
Two adults in a tree. Locality Imi, Ethiopia (ssp percnopterus)
Josep del Hoyo 5 December 2005 7 years ago 39 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 26 weeks ago 2 min 1 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 98 photos
Locality Segovia, Castile and Leon, Spain
jorgerubio 10 September 2013 11 weeks ago 4.3
At a waste disposal plant
John A Thompson 15 November 2010 3 years ago 4.3
3 on river bank
Locality Chambal River, Uttar Pradesh, India
Niels Poul Dreyer 25 November 2011 7 weeks ago 4.3
juv in flight
Locality Yonatan, Golan Heights, Israel
Lior Kislev 21 September 2007 1 year ago 4.2
Adult flying in Minorca
Locality Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 25 August 2009 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 4.2
Egyptian Vulture - Some years back this was found in a good number but now these days, it is seen in lesser number.
Locality Rawatbhata, Chittorgarh District, Rajasthan, India (ssp percnopterus)
devkinandan 10 September 2010 2 years ago 4.2
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