Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Egyptian Vulture, Monfrague NP, Spain, March 2017 - click for larger image

Monfragüe NP, Spain
March 2017

The Egyptian Vulture breeds from southern Europe to central Asia and the Indian subcontinent and large parts of east Africa. The European and central Asian populations migrate to south of the Sahara. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

It nests on cliffs and rocky outcrops and lives in open, often arid, country. It is frequently found near human settlements where it can scavenge on rubbish. Its slender bill is adapted to picking up items rather than tearing flesh.

The population is declining rapidly in most areas especially India and Europe leading to its classification as Endangered.

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