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 50 videos
Two adults preening on a grassland. Locality Chandan, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India (ssp ginginianus)
Josep del Hoyo 23 February 2011 4 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
PhotosSee all 147 photos
Egyptian Vultures preening each other.
Locality Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Deepak Sankat 19 October 2015 16 weeks ago 5
One bird alone
Mustafa Sozen 27 January 2013 1 year ago 4.8
A globally threatened species their numbers are declining steadily in India.
Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan, India
Alok Tewari 28 June 2013 9 weeks ago 4.6
Egyptian Vulture in Flight
Locality Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, India
Manish Panchal 18 February 2010 43 weeks ago 4.6
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
An adult bird flying along a Cliff.
Locality Monegros, Aragón, Spain
Ivan Sjögren 20 June 2015 33 weeks ago 4.5
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