The Rüppell’s Vulture an African now also settling in Spain

Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppelli) is an Old World Vulture belonging to the genus Gyps. At sizes of only 85-97 cm it is rather a largish vulture, with a wing span measuring 228-250 cm. Compared to the much larger Monk Vultures and Griffon Vulture this one looks a bit small.  As an adult Rüppell’s Vulture bearsContinue reading “The Rüppell’s Vulture an African now also settling in Spain”

White-headed Vulture – a scarce native species to Africa

The White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) is an Old World Vulture and monotypical to the Trigonoceps genus. Listed as critically endangered. Read more on this species.

Slender-billed Vulture critically endangered bird in Asia

The Slender-billed Vulture (Gyps tenuirostris) is an Old World Vulture from the Gyps genus and a critically endangered species in South Asia. Read more on distribution, population status and breeding.

Long-billed Vulture a critically endangered species in Asia

The Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus) is a native to South Asia. One endemic, nowadays it is one of the critically endangered species in India. Read more on distribution, status, breeding and conservation.

Red-headed Vulture – a critically endangered species in Asia

The Red-headed Vulture was once endemic to the Indian subcontinent and South Asia. Unfortunately this species suffered a steep decline in population numbers and is now critically endangered. Read more on status, distribution and breeding.

The Egyptian Vulture – A very selective food specialist

The Egyptian Vulture is, by appearance, a small, slender and scruffy Old World Vulture. Widely distribute across Europe, Asia and Africa. Find infos on breeding, food, mortality and threats. Read more.

Himalayan Vulture – native to the Asian mountain ranges

The Himalayan Vulture is an Old World Vulture and belongs to the Gyps genus. It is native to central Asian mountain ranges. At a size of 103-110 cm and a huge wingspan of 260-289 cm it is also the largest Gyps vulture existing. Moreover it is even bigger than Griffon Vulture and Monk Vulture. ThisContinue reading “Himalayan Vulture – native to the Asian mountain ranges”

Hooded Vulture – A Bird of the African Continent

The Hooded Vulture is a bird of Africa and a true Old World vulture. Find interesting facts on these birds on distribution, movements, habitat, breeding, food and threats to the species.

Gemmi Pass – Astonishing Wild and mountainous nature

The Swiss Alps were beckoning and at least we wanted to see some vultures there before the winter setting in. We chose the Gemmi Pass in the Swiss Canton of Valais, because this spot has quite a reputation as vulture country. Gemmi Pass was a completely new destination to us and we had no ideaContinue reading “Gemmi Pass – Astonishing Wild and mountainous nature”

Griffon Vulture – A Remarkable Return from near Extinction

The Griffon Vulture is one of the four European vulture species and also one of the largest raptores worldwide. Read more on bird facts, conservation and breeding.

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