Vulture, Egyptian


Name: Vulture, Egyptian

Scientific name: Neophron percnopterus

Type: Vulture

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Desert,Fields,Water

Size: 62cm

Conservation status:



A small vulture, the size of an Eagle. Adult has white wedge shaped tail, white underparts with black flight feathers, small pointed head and thin bill. Colour pattern similar to pale phase Booted Eagle or White Stork but shape quite different. Juvenile is mid brown below, ruff blackish, dark brown above with creamy bars on wing coverts, pale rump, whitish upper-tail coverts, with a wedge-shapedbgrey brown tail with a pale tip. Soars much on slightly arched wings, active flight has many wingbeats before a glide. Is an offal scavenger.

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