Recently, the sighting of a pair of Asian king vultures and a juvenile in the Sigur plateau is a cause for optimism that the species may be re-establishing itself in the region.
About Asian King Vultures
- It is also known as the Red-headed Vulture, Indian black vulture or Pondicherry vulture.
- It is an Old World vulture mainly found in the Indian subcontinent, with small disjunct populations in some parts of Southeast Asia.
- It is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
- It is not a migrant bird but a resident species in the Indian subcontinentexcept Sri Lanka.
Source: The Hindu