Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): White Scavenger Vulture
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Location unknown - Date unknown © Dan Marsh  Tarifa, Cadiz Province, Spain - Oct, 2006 © Richard Stern  Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Feb, 2003 © Dave Behrens  Moselle, Lorraine, France - May 7, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - 2004 © Kees Bakker 
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S. Europe, w. Asia to India; N. Africa; Nc. Africa s. of the Sahara and w. Arabian Peninsula; Sw. Africa;
Fragmented Distribution;
(1) S. Europe from Cape Verde Is., Portugal in the Baira Baixa Region along the upper Rio Tejo, Spain, France, Italy, the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, s. Russia n. to the Crimea, Azerbaijan and n. Caspian Sea and Aral Sea, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan s. to n. Africa (s. Tunisia, c. Egypt), the Near East in Israel to the Sinai Peninsula and Jordan (Wadi Araba in s. Jordan River Valley), e. Arabia, Persian Gulf and s. Iran. Africa s. of the Sahara in s. Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, n. Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Socotra Is., Yemen, n. Somalia, Uganda, Kenya (Rift Valley s. to Naivasha), n. Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, and ne. South Africa (Transvaal).
Small numbers winter in the Cote de Donana, sw. Spain.
(2) Canary Is.
(3) The Himalayas of Pakistan and nw. India (Punjab and Kashmir) to s. India.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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