Slender-billed vulture

Slender-billed vulture

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Gyps tenuirostris

The slender-billed vulture is an Old World vulture species native to sub-Himalayan regions and Southeast Asia. It is Critically Endangered since 2002 as the population on the Indian subcontinent has declined rapidly. It used to be the Indian vulture, under the name of “long-billed vulture”. However, these two species have non-overlapping distribution ranges and can be immediately told apart by trained observers, even at considerable distances. The Indian vulture is found only to the south of the Ganges and breeds on cliffs while the slender-billed vulture is found along and nests in trees.

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Slender-billed vulture habitat map

References

1. Slender-billed vulture Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender-billed_vulture
2. Slender-billed vulture on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22729460/117367614

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