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
2020-08-22 07:37Fosu Lagoon12
2020-09-01 09:10Mount Rubavu3
2020-09-01 11:44Maasai Mara NR--Mara River Bridge & Hippo Pond
2020-09-06 09:30Debre Libanos Monastery3
2020-08-22 13:26Sululta Plain3
2020-09-13 11:21Addis Ababa -- Zoma Museum1
2020-08-29 12:00Hora Lake20
2020-08-29 09:30Lake Koka--western shore15
2020-09-18 05:50Mala-Mala Game Reserve2
2020-09-02 07:00Kruger NP--Skukuza-Nkuhlu Road/H4-1
2020-09-02 09:00Kruger NP--Lower Sabie-Nkuhlu Road (H4-1)