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Egyptian Vulture

Neophron percnopterus


Finally spotted the egyptian vulture also known as Pharaoh's Chicken.In Ancient Egypt, the vulture hieroglyph was the uniliteral sign used for the glottal sound. The Bible makes a reference to the Egyptian vulture under the Hebrew name of rachamah/racham which has been translated into English as "gier-eagle".The bird was held sacred to Isis in the ancient Egyptian religion. The use of the vulture as a symbol of royalty in Egyptian culture and their protection by Pharaonic law made the species common on the streets of Egypt and gave rise to the name "pharaoh's chicken".Spotted it in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary.

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SaswatMishra 7 years ago

Please add in this mission too -

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Spotted by
Ashutosh Dudhatra

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Feb 3, 2015
Submitted on Feb 3, 2015

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