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 45 videos
Two adults preening on a grassland. Locality Chandan, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India (ssp ginginianus)
Josep del Hoyo 23 February 2011 2 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 7 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 8 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
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 4.4
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 40 weeks ago 2 min 1 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 108 photos
Locality Segovia, Castile and Leon, Spain
jorgerubio 10 September 2013 24 weeks ago 4.4
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 21 weeks ago 4.3
juv in flight
Locality Yonatan, Golan Heights, Israel
Lior Kislev 21 September 2007 2 years ago 4.2
Adult flying in Minorca
Locality Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 25 August 2009 14 weeks ago 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 3 years ago 4.2
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