Egyptian Vulture

Neophron percnopterus - Vautour percnoptère

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Neophron

  • Species
    :

    percnopterus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 70 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 146 à 175 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1600 à 2200 g
Longevity

37 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Neophron percnopterus ginginianus (Nepal to s India)
  • Neophron percnopterus majorensis (Canary Is.)
  • Neophron percnopterus percnopterus (s Europe, Middle East, Africa)

Foreign names

  • Vautour percnoptère,
  • Alimoche Común,
  • Abutre do Egipto,
  • Schmutzgeier,
  • Dögkeselyű,
  • Aasgier,
  • Capovaccaio,
  • Smutsgam,
  • Åtselgribb,
  • zdochlinár biely,
  • sup mrchožravý,
  • Ådselgrib,
  • pikkukorppikotka,
  • Egiptiese Aasvoël,
  • aufrany comú,
  • Skarngammur,
  • ścierwnik,
  • baltais grifs, Ēģiptes grifs,
  • egiptovski jastreb,
  • Стервятник,
  • エジプトハゲワシ,
  • 白兀鹫,
  • 白兀鷲,

Voice song and cries

Vautour percnoptère
adult breeding

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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