The hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) is an Old World vulture in the order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is the only member of the genus Necrosyrtes and is native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is a scruffy-looking, small vulture with dark brown plumage, a long thin bill, bare crown, face and fore-neck, and a downy nape and hind-neck. It typically scavenges on carcasses. Although this is a common species, numbers of these birds are decreasing rapidly. Threats include poisoning, hunting and loss of habitat, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as "critically endangered".



Hooded Vulture
Date Location Count
2021-07-08 06:00Mole NP--Mole Hotel & waterhole1
2021-07-03 07:08Gishwati Forest1
2021-06-27 11:33Mahango Game Reserve1
2021-07-02 07:41Murchison Falls NP--north side (Paraa to Albert Nile swamps)2
2021-06-26 07:38Nyandungu Wetland1
2021-07-18 06:57Banga Beach5
2021-07-05 12:33Karibu Guest House)1
2021-07-18 15:33Entebbe Botanical Garden1
2021-07-16 08:00Kidepo Valley NP--Karenga Gate to Apoka1
2021-07-23 17:47Musekese Camp1
2021-07-19 06:36Chobe NP--A33 (Ngoma to Kasane)1
2021-07-20 15:17Chobe River--boat trip (Botswana)2
2021-07-03 09:33Zambezi NP--Chamabonda Vlei1
2021-06-30 07:17Zambesi river cruise (ZW side)5
2021-06-26 08:30Elephant Hills Golf Course2
2021-07-21 10:30Victoria Falls (town)1
2021-07-16 09:21Victoria Falls Sewerage Ponds3
2021-07-11 08:16Victoria Falls Rain Forest1
2021-07-06 11:29Serengeti NP--Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
2021-07-20 06:11Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle11
2021-07-22 08:50Arba Minch--Paradise Lodge15
2021-07-03 13:49Arba Minch -- Haile Resort
2021-07-05 07:00Serengeti NP--Seronera
2021-07-03 22:10Maasai Mara NR--Sarova Mara Game Camp1
2021-07-01 15:33Serengeti NP--Lobo Hills10
2021-07-20 12:30Lake Awassa6
2021-07-20 07:03Wondo Genet13
2021-07-21 07:35Yabello area50
2021-07-17 15:42Shewa Robit area8
2021-07-08 06:15Samburu NR2
2021-07-14 06:30Samburu NR--Elephant Bedroom Camp
2021-07-10 09:27Mikumi NP3
2021-07-10 15:34Mikumi NP--Vuma Rd. & vicinity (enroute to/from Vuma Hills Tented Camp)1
2021-07-09 08:19Selous Game Reserve--Mtemere Gate
2021-06-27 06:18Wild Rivers
2021-07-19 18:56Ngala Private Game Reserve7
2021-06-25 16:14Manyeleti Game Reserve2
2021-06-27 11:48Kruger NP--S1405
2021-07-14 13:37Dulini Private Game Reserve
2021-07-15 13:59Sabi Sand Game Reserve--Kirkmans Kamp
2021-07-24 10:35Kruger NP--Skukuza Camp1