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
2020-02-12Jandia PNat--La Pared2
2020-02-01 17:00Embalse de los Molinos1
2020-02-01 09:00Tuineje--Pueblo2
2020-01-30 17:00Barranco de Fimapaire1
2020-01-22 07:46Barranco del Rio Cabras3
2020-01-31 21:49Playa del Papagayo1
2020-01-27 15:30Jable de Famara1
2020-01-22 09:10Acehúche--Pueblo y entorno1
2020-02-19 10:53Sierra de Fuentes--CRFS Los Hornos1
2020-02-09Embalse de Arroyoconejo--Cola1
2020-02-14 15:22Observatorio de Cazalla1
2020-02-16 08:30Cabañas del Castillo--Pueblo y Castillo1
2020-02-14 15:14Los Alcornocales PNat--Observatorio del Cabrito1
2020-02-14 13:30Puerto Peña2
2020-02-14 12:11Platja de Cavalleria2
2020-01-25 11:50Carmel Hai Bar Reserve שמורת חי בר כרמל3
2020-02-17 13:45Masada NP גן לאומי מצדה1
2020-02-05 16:00Jebel Buhais1
2020-02-19 06:30Private estate near Green Mubazzarah2
2020-01-29 11:16Jebel Hafit2
2020-01-28Al Jebel Al Akhdar1
2020-02-06 16:30Wadi al Muaydin2
2020-01-30 09:45Wadi Shab--lower part5
2020-02-08 06:00Netsi Lake6
2020-02-10 06:50Desert NP16
2020-01-29 07:00Desert NP--Sudasari5
2020-02-03 16:00Khabha Fort2
2020-02-07 07:30Amar Sagar
2020-01-26 17:06Adesar Bridge1
2020-01-26 16:00Dabhla Panjarapole2
2020-02-06 15:12Empty Plot near Hiraba Farm3
2020-01-22 09:30Jodhpur Carcass Dump30
2020-01-25 10:00Arna Jharna, Moklavas40
2020-01-31Bio Waste And Tannery
2020-01-22 09:00Barli Lake15
2020-02-01 11:30Jorbeer Carcass Dump, Bikaner100
2020-02-05 10:42Nela Pond2
2020-02-07 10:44Menar Lake2
2020-01-31 10:30Charwas4
2020-02-13 07:33Tal Chhapar Sanctuary5
2020-01-30 15:45Tal Chhapar WLS--Gaushala Area2
2020-01-31 11:52Sansarpur Terrace1
2020-02-14 12:55Pong Dam Lake--Dehar Khad2
2020-02-02 07:53Gandhisagar Sanctuary5
2020-02-14 08:02Pong Dam--Nagrota Surian1
2020-02-10 07:35Pongdam2
2020-02-01 14:58Maharana Pratap Sagar (Pong Dam)8
2020-02-04 08:55Chambal River Gorge, near Garadia Mahadev Temple8
2020-02-15 08:46Dharmashala Tea Estate1
2020-02-08 07:58McLeod Ganj2
2020-02-02 10:17Para-gliders Landing Spot2
2020-02-19 09:24Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-01-25 07:30Kajligarh Valley1
2020-02-08 13:09IN-Haryana-Baland-Firani Road - 28.804x76.5792
2020-02-08 13:00Dighal2
2020-02-16 07:45Bhojnagar- Chakki Mod Road1
2020-02-15 12:26Sultanpur National Park2
2020-02-17 10:23Ashoka University2
2020-01-28 11:39Aravalli Biodiversity Park1
2020-02-15 07:28Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Campus1
2020-02-16 08:15Mangar Bani4
2020-02-16 15:09Buddha Jayanti Park IN/DL1
2020-01-30 11:25Mangar village2
2020-01-24 09:41IGNOU1
2020-02-09 08:30India Gate2
2020-02-14 13:21Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin1
2020-01-30 08:30Asola Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-01-25 08:30Okhla Bird Sanctuary1
2020-02-08 10:00Shiv Nadar University1
2020-02-16 06:39Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary2
2020-02-16 06:55Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur5
2020-02-02 07:27Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori
2020-02-17 07:00Bagh Hotel1
2020-02-15 12:39Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East1
2020-02-15 10:30Dhanauri Wetlands2
2020-02-12 18:54Fatehpur Sikri1
2020-02-15 17:51Wildlife Institute of India Campus1
2020-02-14 12:30Doon Officers' Enclave, Chandrabani1
2020-02-19 15:54Forest Research Institute (FRI), New Forest Campus2
2020-02-19 14:22Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary3
2020-02-12 08:13Dholpur -Chambal river2
2020-02-14 13:55National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary--Morena5
2020-02-04 08:29Rajaji National Park--Chilla Range1
2020-02-13 07:00Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve2
2020-02-18 10:20Taj Mahal8
2020-02-12 16:47Yamuna River near Taj1
2020-02-13 08:46Taj Nature Walk1
2020-02-19 09:19Kaudiya/Gangabhogpur -- Talla
2020-01-26 09:21Gujjar Basti Mazar Trail1
2020-02-16 08:28Gujjar Basti, Gaindikhata1
2020-01-31 06:42Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)2
2020-01-31 08:55Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland5
2020-01-31 13:15Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah4
2020-02-14 15:52Kolhu Chaur, Lansdowne Forest Division2
2020-02-06 15:10Madai--Around mudflat (seasonal)3
2020-02-17 13:15Chambal Safari Lodge1
2020-02-17 07:45Kalamassery--HMT Estate Area1
2020-02-17 14:36National Chambal Sanctuary -- Jaitpur4
2020-02-15 09:07Orachha1
2020-02-14 07:51Huliyurudurga, Kungal Taluk, Tumkur Dt1
2020-02-08 10:07Forest Department Office, Mahadeo Road, Pachmarhi2
2020-02-08 07:24Kyari, Ramnagar
2020-02-09 07:27Jhoola Pul (Suspension Bridge), Garjiya, Ramnagar1
2020-02-08 08:49Chhoi1
2020-01-24 09:30Toria Village1
2020-02-01 06:45Sanjay Dubari (Dubri) Tiger Reserve2
2020-02-09 14:41Phewa Lake--grasslands2
2020-02-10 08:06Pokhara--Climbs to World Peace Pagoda3
2020-01-24 08:00Pokhara--Phewa Lakeside
2020-01-24 11:25Jatayu (Vulture) Restaurant, Pithauli2