Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus) - HBW 2, p. 127
French: Vautour indien
Spanish: Buitre Picofino
Taxonomy: Vultur indicus Scopoli, 1786, India.
May form superspecies with G. himalayensis, G. fulvus, G. coprotheres and G. rueppellii. Race tenuirostris sometimes considered separate species because of differences in plumage and nest substrate, but further research required to justify this split. Birds of Punjab hills erroneously ascribed separate race, jonesi; this population actually belongs to G. fulvus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- tenuirostris G. R. Gray, 1844 - lower Himalayas, from Kashmir through Nepal to Assam, and SE into Indochina and N Malay Peninsula.
- indicus (Scopoli, 1786) - SE Pakistan and India S of R Ganges, except extreme S.
- Critically Endangered Enlarge map
VideosSee all 25 videos
An adult preening and laying on the nest. Locality Ramanagara, Karnataka, India (ssp indicus)
Josep del Hoyo 13 December 2009 3 years ago 41 sec 4.8
Several birds feeding on a dead cow, together with more than 60 Indian White-backed and some Red-headed Vultures Locality Cambodia (ssp tenuirostris)
Ron Hoff 31 January 2007 6 years ago 32 sec 4.8
Several birds (taller, longer-billed and paler-plumaged) feeding together with Indian White-backed Vultures (smaller, shorter-bi Locality Veal Krous, Dongphlet, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp tenuirostris)
Josep del Hoyo 10 March 2011 2 years ago 1 min 7 sec 4.7
A bird standing on a branch Locality Royal Bardia National Park, Nepal (ssp tenuirostris)
Stefan Behrens 2002 6 years ago 57 sec 4.7
Two birds resting on a branch, one defecating Locality Royal Bardia National Park, Nepal (ssp tenuirostris)
Stefan Behrens 7 years ago 39 sec 4.5
A bird on a branch, looking around Locality Royal Bardia National Park, Nepal (ssp tenuirostris)
Stefan Behrens 2002 6 years ago 33 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 16 photos
onset of rain there were some very thin water stream was flowing t nesting place.and thirsty vulture catches the water directly
Locality Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Jaysukh Parekh Suman 10 July 2004 1 year ago 4.7
A dorsal view.
Locality Rawatbhata, Chittorgarh District, Rajasthan, India (ssp indicus)
devkinandan 10 November 2010 3 years ago 4.5
A bird perched on a neem tree
Locality Thengumarahada, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp indicus)
vasanthan.p.j 27 March 2010 3 years ago 4.3
Critically Endangered Species
Locality Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India
monujakhal 20 weeks ago 4.2
A bird sunning
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp indicus)
vasanthan.p.j 19 October 2013 19 weeks ago 4
Perching near their nests, on historical monument
jdrpc 21 March 2011 45 weeks ago 4
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