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Hooded vulture

Necrosyrtes monachus


This is a typical vulture, rather small in size, (about 70 cm in height), dark brown body and bare throat, face and crown. The face is white or pink, with a long slender bill. It also sports a downy nape and hind-neck.


This is a common sub-Saharan species, seen in savannahs and woodland, agricultural areas and urban settings. Common, but rapidly decreasing in numbers, in all sub-Saharan Africa, except forest regions of Congo bassin and extreme south of the continent.


Although this is a common species, numbers of these birds are decreasing rapidly. Threats include poisoning, hunting and loss of habitat, and it is classified as "critically endangered" by IUCN.

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Kanem كانم, Chad

Lat: 14.14, Long: 14.96

Spotted on Feb 5, 2014
Submitted on Dec 12, 2017

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