Egyptian Vulture

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Egyptian vulture – Neophron percnopterus, is a small vulture of Type – diurnal-raptor, the Family Accipitridae, and the Order Accipitriformes. It is a summer breeder across SW Europe and the Maghreb, and also from SE Europe, the Levant, to SW Asia and into India. In winter these birds migrate to the African Sahel and Savannah Regions, Ethiopia, and SW Arabia. A small number are resident around the coasts of Arabia, (excluding the Arabian Gulf). Although there is a resident subspecies in India, some of the Asian birds also migrate into India outside of the breeding season.

Type - diurnal-raptor - large nest platforms, usually in prominent vantage point, on trees, cliffs, roofs,
Summer Habitat - Dry plains, hills and landfills, often seen soaring in afternoon thermals, 
Winter Habitat - roosts communally on vantage points such as mature trees, cliffs or buildings close to landfills, 

Order..: Accipitriformes
Family.: Accipitridae
Genus..: Neophron
Habits.: Uses pebbles and twigs as tools

Species: Neophron percnopterus

Egyptian Vulture - Species - ebird.org
Egyptian Vulture - Species Sheet - birdlife.org
Egyptian Vulture - Species Card - oiseaux-birds.com
Egyptian Vulture - Species Sheet - europeanraptors.org
Egyptian Vulture - Range and Calls - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Egyptian Vulture - Images - google.ae
Egyptian Vulture - Video - youtube.com
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