Asian King Vultures

Asian King Vultures

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

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