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Egyptian Vulture

(Neophron percnopterus)
Alternate name(s): "White Scavenger Vulture", "Pharao's Chicken"
German name(s): "Schmutzgeier"

Size: 47-52 cm (male) 52-55 cm (female); wing span 1.25-1.5 m
Weight: 1.6-2.4 kg
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Egyptian Vulture at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "percnopterus"

ADULT

Frontal view of an adult Egyptian Vulture (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)

Lateral view of an Egyptian Vulture (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)

Lateral view of an Egyptian Vulture in flight (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)

Ventral/dorsal view of an Egyptian Vulture in flight (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)

More photos of Egyptian Vultures, nominate race "percnopterus", have been obtained by us in Oman.

Food, Diet

All raptors are carnivores. Egyptian Vultures scavenge mostly for offal.

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