Cinereous Vulture

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Cinereous Vulture – Aegypius monachus – is a very large raptor of the Family Accipitridae, Order Accipitriformes and is of Type diurnal-raptor. It is found widely dispersed over the mountainous regions of Eurasia, extending from Portugal across southern Europe, the more Temperate Middle East, across SW Asia to Mongolia and beyond. It is largely resident, but some altitudinal movements are known to occur, particularly in the foothills of the Himalayas and the Sindhi environs. In the AWB Region it is resident over Turkey, The S Caucasus and Iran, and just small areas in the northern parts of Syria and Iraq.

Type - diurnal-raptor - forms loose colonies, nests in trees or cliffs near the tree line,
Resident Habitat - open mountainous areas, pastures for foraging, 
Winter Habitat - some seasonal movements, altitudinal and southwards into N Arabia, 

Order..: Accipitriformes
Family.: Accipitridae
Genus..: Aegypius

Species: Aegypius monachus
Cinereous Vulture – Species Sheet – europeanraptors.org
Cinereous Vulture – Species Sheet – wikipedia.org
Cinereous Vulture – Species Facts – globalraptors.org
Cinereous Vulture – Range and Calls – xeno-canto.org
Cinereous Vulture – Sightings – ebird.org

Additional Material...
Cinereous Vulture - Images - google.ae
Cinereous Vulture - Action Plan for Europe - ec.europa.eu
Cinereous Vulture - Datazone - birdlife.org

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