Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) - HBW 2, p. 128
French: Vautour moine
Spanish: Buitre Negro
Other common names: Cinereous Vulture, (European) Black Vulture(!)
Taxonomy: Vultur Monachus Linnaeus, 1766, Arabia.
Sometimes considered to be congeneric with genera Torgos, Sarcogyps and Trigonoceps. Possible races chincou/chinou of China and danieli of Mongolia not generally recognized. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Palearctic, from Spain, Balearic Is and Balkans through Turkey, Caucasus, Iran and Afghanistan to S Siberia, Mongolia, N China and extreme N India. Winters S to Sudan, Middle East, Pakistan, NW India and Korea.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 23 videos
A bird walking and running on the ground. Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 18 October 2011 1 year ago 17 sec 3.6
Flight Locality El Pardo, Madrid, Spain
Juan Sanabria 31 March 2011 1 year ago 1 min 1 sec 3.5
An individual in flight, soaring. Locality Desert National Park, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 22 February 2011 1 year ago 23 sec 3.3
2 birds on the ground, along with a eurasian griffon Locality Los Llanos de Cáceres, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2009 3 years ago 23 sec 3.3
Several birds with Griffon Vultures of different ages feeding together in a supplementary feeding station Locality Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest Reserve, East Macedonia and Thrace Region, Greece (Monotypic species)
Javier Elorriaga 18 January 2005 6 years ago 32 sec 3.3
Immature resting in the steppe. Locality Aktogay, East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan (Monotypic species)
Christophe Gouraud 25 April 2010 2 years ago 25 sec 3.2
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2nd calendar year bird on a vulture restaurant
Locality Boumort National Game Reserve, Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Marc Gálvez 28 July 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Ávila, Castile and Leon, Spain
juan 20 June 2009 3 years ago 4.2
A portrait of Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus.
Locality Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
jorgerubio 2 October 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Rare flight towards a hide, since closed.
Locality Deleitosa, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Brendan Marnell 23 August 2008 2 years ago 4.2
Egyptian Vulture - Juvenile
Locality Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, India
drpankajmaheria 20 January 2013 16 weeks ago 4
Locality Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 7 May 2012 36 weeks ago 4
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