Lappet-faced Vulture

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Lappet-faced vulture – Torgos tracheliotos – is a very large vulture of the Family Accipitridae, Order Accipitriformes and is of Type – diurnal-raptor. It is sporadically distributed over much of none heavily forested Africa and the more mountainous regions of southern and eastern Arabia. In the AWB Region it occurs in the Sahel and Savannah areas of sub Saharan Africa and in western Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman and the UAE.

Type - diurnal-raptor - typically solitary, nests in trees,
Summer Habitat - open bare drier areas, dry savannahs with scattered trees, often more mountainous, avoids heavily   
                               forested areas, 
Winter Habitat - more widespread but as above, 

Order..: Accipitriformes
Family.: Accipitridae
Genus..: Torgos

Species: Torgos tracheliotos
Lappet-faced Vulture - Species - ebird.org
Lappet-faced Vulture - Species Fact Sheet - birdlife.org
Lappet-faced Vulture - Species Sheet - wikipedia.org
Lappet-faced Vulture - Species Card - oiseaux-birds.com
Lappet-faced Vulture - Range and Calls - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Lappet-faced Vulture - Images - google.ae
Lappet-faced Vulture - Video - youtube.com
Lappet-faced Vulture - Datazone - birdlife.org
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