Indian White-backed Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) - HBW 2, p. 126
French: Vautour chaugoun
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.
- Critically Endangered Enlarge map