Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Indian White-backed Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) - HBW 2, p. 126

French: Vautour chaugoun German: Bengalengeier Spanish: Buitre Dorsiblanco Bengalí
Other common names: (Oriental) White-backed/White-rumped Vulture

Taxonomy: Vultur bengalensis Gmelin, 1788, Bengal.
Forms superspecies with G. africanus, with which sometimes considered conspecific; these two sometimes separated off in genus Pseudogyps. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Iran, Afghanistan (perhaps irregularly) and Pakistan through Nepal and India to SC China (Yunnan), Indochina and N Malay Peninsula.