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
2020-02-17Ngor--Les Almadies2
2020-01-23 08:35Ngor--Hotel Le Calao (seawatch)4
2020-02-18Mermoz--Sacré-Coeur1
2020-02-09 18:00Fann-Résidence1
2020-02-16 08:00Lac Mbeubeusse2
2020-02-20Lac Retba (Lac Rose)--Rive nord13
2020-02-04 15:35Tanji Bird Reserve10
2020-02-02 12:06Tujereng Lagoon4
2020-02-11 16:26Brufut Woods1
2020-02-10 17:05Senegambia Hotel Gardens and Beach15
2020-02-13 15:19Kotu Creek--Bridge and Mouth100
2020-02-09 07:45Kotu Creek50
2020-02-13 08:55Abuko NR100
2020-02-16 08:10Tambi rice fields30
2020-02-15 08:40Kartong Wetland120
2020-02-03 20:00Banjul International Airport10
2020-02-13 13:12Lamin Lodge10
2020-01-23 09:38Centre Fagaru--Forêt et mangroves2
2020-02-14 12:00Stala Adventures Eco-Lodge1
2020-02-15 07:45Marakissa Rivercamp20
2020-02-14 07:45Farasuto Forest Community Nature Reserve20
2020-02-18 08:30Pirang Forest NP4
2020-02-10 07:45Finto Manares Forest Park50
2020-02-04 08:17Diembéring--Ecoparc1
2020-01-29 16:00Kabrousse
2020-02-04 15:32Kagnout--Marais
2020-02-03 08:06Forêt de Djibelor (Eaux et Forêts)
2020-02-13 12:45Tendaba Mangroves20
2020-02-11 08:39Madina N'Fally10
2020-02-06 11:39Lagoa do PNUD40
2020-02-12 11:45Bird Safari Camp10
2020-02-10 08:24Janjanbureh--North Bank20
2020-02-09 13:09Hotel Barmoi5
2020-02-05 15:30Mole NP--general (use more specific hot spot if possible)1
2020-02-09 06:30Mole NP--Samole Loop & waterhole3
2020-02-12 10:30White Volta--Nakambe-Nouhao confluence (east of Sapelliga)1
2020-02-05 12:00Twifo Praso--Pra River3
2020-02-02 15:20Winneba Plains1
2020-02-02 07:00Shai Hills RR -- Kandra Route3
2020-01-29 06:50Majak Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary3
2020-02-01 06:30Queen Elizabeth II NP1
2020-01-29 16:12Belmond Eagle Island Lodge1
2020-02-14 12:59Mpanga Central Forestry Reserve3
2020-02-05 09:30Entebbe Botanical Garden3
2020-01-26 06:28Chobe NP (Savuti region)10
2020-02-01 16:30Imbabala Safari Camp2
2020-02-17 05:45Zambezi NP3
2020-02-10 16:59Gondar -- Fasilides' Bath2
2020-02-14 15:58Gondar Hill Resort14
2020-02-10 15:19Gonder--Fasil Ghebbi2
2020-02-09 15:34Zambesi river cruise (ZW side)10
2020-02-20 14:07Hwange National Park--Hwange Main Camp6
2020-01-25 08:15Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle10
2020-02-03 16:00Masaai Mara NR--Mara River (North)1
2020-02-02 14:00Debre Libanos--Lodge and Portuguese Bridge
2020-02-20 14:30Addis Ababa--Golfclub12
2020-02-17 15:44Addis Ababa--Ghion Hotel3
2020-02-03 07:22Addis Ababa--Bole International Airport6
2020-02-18 16:15Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ndutu (general area)1
2020-02-16 17:00Addis Ababa--ILRI Campus2
2020-02-12 11:41Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Lake Masek1
2020-01-31 07:20Abidjatta-Shalla NP1
2020-02-19 09:33Lake Awassa Fish Market6
2020-02-01 07:15Hawassa Lake Promenade1
2020-01-30 12:30Haile Resort1
2020-02-18 09:47Lake Cheleleka--NE viewpoint5
2020-02-19 07:15Tarangire NP--Lemiyon Circuit Grasslands1
2020-02-17 08:15Awash NP--Lodge and Falls1
2020-01-25 11:07Awash NP (Please use more specific hotspot)2
2020-02-12 16:10Ruaha NP2
2020-02-06 07:26BMNP--Sanetti Plateau (please use more specific location)1
2020-02-22 06:30Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel3
2020-01-31 06:32Selous Game Reserve--Roho Ya Selous1
2020-02-03 07:43Selous Game Reserve--Lake Manze1
2020-01-30 05:23Kruger NP--Skukuza-Nkuhlu Road/H4-11
2020-01-30 12:30Kruger NP--Salitje Rd/S302