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”

Cape Vulture a vulnerable species in Southern Africa

Read some bird facts on the Cape Vulture which is one of the largest of its kind in Africa.

Lappet-faced Vulture an endangered species in Africa

The Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos occipitalis) is a huge, bulky Old World Vulture of the Torgos genus and a native species of Africa. Read more on bird facts on breeding, distribution and conservation.

Palmnut Vulture – The odd-one out in Africa

The Palmnut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) is an Old World Vulture of the Gypohierax genus and a native bird of Africa. Read more on bird facts, distribution and breeding.

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.

White-rumped Vulture – an endangered Native to South Asia

The White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) is a native to South Asia. There it is one of the most endangered species. Read more on staus, distribution, breeding and conservation.

Cinereous Vulture – the largest impressive Vulture in Europe

The Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is a huge bird, with dark plumage, but for the pale head. This species is also called Monk Vulture. It comes across at a size of 100-110 cm and a wingspan measuring between 250-295 cm, making it one of the larges vultures in Europa, Africa and Asia. This bird isContinue reading “Cinereous Vulture – the largest impressive Vulture in Europe”

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.

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