Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) - HBW 2, p. 129

French: Vautour royal German: Kahlkopfgeier Spanish: Buitre Cabecirrojo
Other common names: (Indian/Asian) King/Black Vulture, Pondicherry Vulture

Taxonomy: Vultur calvus Scopoli, 1786, Pondicherry, India.
Sometimes placed in Aegypius or Torgos, but probably distinctive enough to merit its own monotypic genus. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Pakistan through India, except extreme S, and Nepal to SC China (S Yunnan), Burma, Indochina and N Malay Peninsula.

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