Red-headed vulture finally seen
Ecology and Environment
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".