The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), also called the white scavenger vulture or pharaoh's chicken, is a small Old World vulture and the only member of the genus Neophron. It is widely distributed; the Egyptian vulture is found from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to India. The contrasting underwing pattern and wedge-shaped tail make it distinctive in flight as it soars in thermals during the warmer parts of the day. Egyptian vultures feed mainly on carrion but are opportunistic and will prey on small mammals, birds, and reptiles. They also feed on the eggs of other birds, breaking larger ones by tossing a large pebble onto them. The use of tools is rare in birds and apart from the use of a pebble as a hammer, Egyptian vultures also use twigs to roll up wool for use in their nest. Egyptian vultures that breed in the temperate regions migrate south in winter while tropical populations are relatively sedentary. Populations of this species have declined in the 20th century and some island populations are endangered by hunting, accidental poisoning, and collision with power lines.
Egyptian Vulture
Date Location Count
2020-11-22 10:49Vega de Rio Palmas1
2020-11-23 09:09Embalse de los Molinos1
2020-11-22 07:31Antigua--Las Pocetas3
2020-11-15 07:58Barranco de Fimapaire8
2020-11-21 10:13Vilarinha1
2020-11-10 09:08Pardieiro1
2020-11-22 10:02Vale do Boi Velho1
2020-11-22 09:43Mioto1
2020-11-22 09:49Perímetro Florestal do Barão de São João1
2020-11-10 09:25Serra de Espinhaço de Cão--Corte Cardeira1
2020-11-10 09:20Catalão1
2020-11-22 08:50Pincho1
2020-11-22 08:56Vale De Lobos1
2020-11-10 08:54Ribeira da Vagarosa--Carapitonta1
2020-11-03 08:40Embalse de Portaje--General2
2020-11-21 15:55Coria--Gravera Rincón del Obispo1
2020-11-22 08:00Punta Nati7
2020-11-07 08:30Jandari Lake1
2020-11-06 06:15Ain al-Fayda1
2020-11-06 10:05Al Ain Cement factory quarries1
2020-11-28 06:00Private estate near Green Mubazzarah1
2020-11-13 08:30Jebel Hafit4
2020-11-06 12:30Wadi Tarabat2
2020-11-25 07:22Netsi Village4
2020-11-24 10:08Desert NP--Sudasari4
2020-11-24 07:00Desert National Park6
2020-11-06 08:03Girnar WLS1
2020-11-20 16:00Dabhla Panjarapole6
2020-11-14 07:00Bio Waste And Tannery 20
2020-11-26 15:27Barli Lake35
2020-11-20 10:20Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur1
2020-11-22 13:05Jorbeer Carcass Dump, Bikaner
2020-11-12 09:15Jorbeer Vulture Conservation Centre15
2020-11-23 07:15Jodbeer20
2020-11-21 14:20Tal Chhapar Sanctuary15
2020-11-21 10:11Chhapar Village Chowk and Pond1
2020-11-21 12:08Tal Chhapar WLS--Gaushala Area1
2020-11-15 08:45Windmill Farm, Sinnar2
2020-11-01 16:05Tawi river bank2
2020-11-07 13:15Basantar Devak Course4
2020-11-13 10:40Verna Industrial Estate Plateu1
2020-11-20 07:00Morgaon1
2020-11-28 11:33Gandhisagar Sanctuary2
2020-11-21 07:25Pong Dam--Nagrota Surian2
2020-11-13 11:26Rupnagar2
2020-11-28 09:30Mangar Bani1
2020-11-01 07:20Mangar mohit farm1
2020-11-27 08:35Mangar village5
2020-11-03 10:45RK Puram--Sector 31
2020-11-20 09:05Yamuna Khadar,Geeta Colony IN/DL1
2020-11-06 16:00Kheoni Wildlife Sanctuary2
2020-11-28 07:05Okhla Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-15 09:30Surajpur Police line1
2020-11-27 07:54Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP2
2020-11-26 13:46Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori1
2020-11-11 07:58Bagh Hotel1
2020-11-06 07:37Yamuna River Bed at General ganj, Mathura5
2020-10-31 07:34Chakrata1
2020-10-31 14:50Chakrata1
2020-11-21 10:33Mohand checkpost and vicinity (Reserve Forest)2
2020-11-08 07:50Jodhpur Jhal Bird Sanctuary3
2020-11-12 16:13Gujjar Basti, Gaindikhata1
2020-11-27 15:30Mysore City Bird Atlas 29A South of Water Tank RT Nagar1
2020-11-07 09:45Mysore City Bird Atlas 27C, Chamundi Hill- Around Temple ಚಾಮುಂಡಿ ಬೆಟ್ಟ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ2
2020-11-13 13:30Byrasandra Hills1
2020-11-08 07:22Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland9
2020-11-15 08:04Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah2
2020-11-10 11:35Chambal Safari Lodge1
2020-11-21 09:00National Chambal Sanctuary -- Nadgawan2
2020-11-10 14:30Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve -- Apsara Vihar2
2020-11-22 15:20Sri Revanasideshwara (SRS) Hills1
2020-11-25 07:53Sarus Crane Wetlands Saifai near Kirthua1
2020-11-07 10:31National Chambal Sanctuary -- Bhareh Fort at Chambal Yamuna Confluence1
2020-11-28 08:00Argha Important Bird Area5
2020-11-02 09:16Australian Base Camp - Raptor Migration Site (Thulakharka)2
2020-11-20 15:00Phewa Lake - Wetlands1
2020-11-22 11:20Sarangkot2
2020-11-20 08:10Phewa Lake1
2020-11-19 09:00Pohkara (general area - please use more specific location)2