White-rumped vulture

White-rumped vulture

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Subfamily
Genus
SPECIES
Gyps bengalensis
WEIGHT
3.5-7.5 kg
LENGTH
75-85 cm
WINGSPAN
180-210 cm

The white-rumped vulture is an Old World vulture native to South and Southeast Asia. It has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2000, as the population severely declined. White-rumped vultures die of kidney failure caused by diclofenac poisoning. In the 1980s, the global population was estimated at several million individuals, and it was thought to be "the most abundant large bird of prey in the world". As of 2016, the global population was estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals. It is closely related to the European griffon vulture . At one time it was believed to be closer to the white-backed vulture of Africa and was known as the Oriental white-backed vulture.

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Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

Sc

Scavenger

Ar

Arboreal

Te

Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

Ov

Oviparous

Al

Altricial

So

Soaring birds

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

Co

Colonial

No

Not a migrant

W

starts with

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR

References

1. White-rumped vulture Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-rumped_vulture
2. White-rumped vulture on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22695194/118307773
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/565304

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