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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 2 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 2 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

Rajasthan, India

Lat: 26.99, Long: 70.92

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

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