Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) - HBW 2, p. 125

French: Vautour percnoptère German: Schmutzgeier 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).

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