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Egyptian Vulture

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

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Race "percnopterus"


Sex unknown

Distant views of an adult Egyptian Vulture soaring in a thermal
[Near Sur, May 2010]


View from straight underneath of a sub-adult Egyptian Vulture
[Near Quriyyat, May 2010]

Sub-adult Egyptian Vulture seen at a more acute angle
[Near Quriyyat, May 2010]

Dorsal view of a sub-adult Egyptian Vulture in flight
[Near Quriyyat, May 2010]

Food, Diet

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

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