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Red-headed Vulture

Sacrogyps calvus

Description:

One of the most magnificent Vultures, also known as King Vulture is facing a rapid decline in population. The species was classified as Lower Risk the year 2000. In just 7 years it was classified as Critically Endangered! The population declined by 91% between 1990 and 2003. We hope that the species does not meet a sad end.

Habitat:

Open countryside.

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing this Vipul. It is encouraging to learn that there is a ban on Vulture-killing vet drugs in India

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2...

Hope it's not too late for this amazing bird.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Jethwai, Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 12, 2016
Submitted on Dec 24, 2017

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