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Red-headed vulture finally seen

  • Category
    Ecology and Environment
  • Published
    3rd Feb, 2023


For the first time since 2017, birders spotted a red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) in the Bhatti mines area of Delhi.

About the Species

  • The red-headed vulture species feed on carcasses of medium sized and large mammals. 
  • Family: The red-headed vulture belongs to the family Accipitridae. 
  • Scientific Name:Sarcogyps calvus
  • Habitat:These red-headed vulture species are distributed in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Size: The red-headed vulture is a large bird, measuring 75 to 85 cm in length and weighing 3,500 to 5,500 grams.
  • IUCN Status: The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has categorized and evaluated these bird species and has listed them as "Critically Endangered".

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