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Old World vultures

Nubian Vulture or Lappet-faced Vulture
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Aegypiinae
Genera

See text. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x652, 66 KB)A Nubian Vulture. ... Binomial name Torgos tracheliotus (Forster, 1791) The Lappet-faced Vulture or Nubian Vulture, Torgos tracheliotus is an African Old World vulture belonging to the bird order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Families Accipitridae Pandionidae Falconidae Sagittariidae The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. ... Subfamilies Elaninae Perninae Milvinae Accipitrinae Buteoninae Aegypiinae Circinae Circaetinae The Accipitridae is one of the two main families within the order Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey). ...

Old World vultures belong to the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, buzzards, kites, and hawks. Subfamilies Elaninae Perninae Milvinae Accipitrinae Buteoninae Aegypiinae Circinae Circaetinae The Accipitridae is one of the two main families within the order Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey). ... Genera Several, see below. ... A buzzard is one of several large birds, but there are a number of meanings as detailed below. ... Genera Milvinae Harpagus Ictinia Rostrhamus Haliastur Milvus Lophoictinia Hamirostra Elaninae Elanus Chelictinia Machaerhamphus Gampsonyx Elanoides Kites are raptors with long wings and weak legs which spend a great deal of time soaring. ... Genera Accipiter Micronisus Melierax Urotriorchis Erythrotriorchis The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses: Strictly, to mean any of the species in the bird sub-family Accipitrinae in the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. ...


Old World vultures are not closely related to the superficially similar New World vultures and condors, and do not share that group's good sense of smell. The similarities between the two groups of vultures are due to convergent evolution rather than a close relationship. They were widespread in both the Old World and North America, during the Neogene. Genera Cathartes Coragyps Gymnogyps Sarcorhamphus The New World vulture family Cathartidae contains seven species found in North and South America. ... Genera Vultur Gymnogyps For other uses, see Condor (disambiguation). ... In evolutionary biology, convergent evolution is the process whereby organisms not closely related, independently evolve similar traits as a result of having to adapt to similar environments or ecological niches. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Neogene Period is a unit of geologic time consisting of the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene epochs. ...


Both Old World and New World vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals. Old World vultures find carcasses exclusively by sight. A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of feathers. If vultures had head feathers, they would become spattered with blood and other fluids when the vultures ate flesh from carcasses, and thus would be difficult to keep clean. A Nubian Vulture Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... Two feathers Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ...


Species

Genus Aegypius

Genus Gypaetus Binomial name Aegypius monachus (Linnaeus, 1766) The Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is also known as the Monk Vulture, the Cinereous Vulture, or just the Black Vulture. ...

Genus Gypohierax Binomial name Gypaetus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, is an Old World vulture, the only member of the genus Gypaetus. ...

Genus Gyps Binomial name Gypohierax angolensis (Gmelin, 1788) The Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) is a very large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers. ...

  • Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
  • Indian White-rumped Vulture, Gyps bengalensis
  • Rüppell's Vulture, Gyps rueppelli
  • Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus
  • Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris
  • Himalayan Griffon Vulture Gyps himalayensis
  • White-backed Vulture, Gyps africanus
  • Cape Griffon, Gyps coprotheres

Genus Necrosyrtes Binomial name Gyps fulvus Hablizl, 1783 The Griffon Vulture, Gyps fulvus is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ... Binomial name Gyps bengalensis (Gmelin, 1788) The Indian White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ... Binomial name Gyps rueppellii (Brehm, 1852) The Rüppells Vulture (Gyps rueppellii) is a large vulture that ranges across much of central Africa, including Ethiopia, the Sudan, Tanzania and Guinea. ... Binomial name Gyps indicus (Scopoli, 1786) The Long-billed Vulture, Gyps indicus, is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ... Binomial name Gyps indicus (Scopoli, 1786) The Long-billed Vulture, Gyps indicus, is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ... Binomial name Gyps himalayensis Hume, 1869 The Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Gyps himalayensis, is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ... Binomial name Gyps africanus Salvadori, 1865 The White-backed Vulture, Gyps africanus, is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ... Binomial name Gyps coprotheres (Forster, 1798) The Cape Griffon or Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is a majestic species of bird endemic to southern Africa. ...

Genus Neophron Binomial name Necrosyrtes monachus (Temminck, 1823) The Hooded Vulture, Necrosyrtes monachus, is an Old World vulture in the order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ...

Genus Sarcogyps Binomial name Neophron percnopterus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is a small Old World vulture, the only member of the genus Neophron. ...

  • Red-headed Vulture, Sarcogyps calvus

Genus Torgos Binomial name Sarcogyps calvus (Scopoli, 1786) The Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus, also known as the King Vulture or the Pondicherry Vulture, is a species of Old World vulture found in South Asia. ...

  • Lappet-faced Vulture, Torgos tracheliotus

Genus Trigonoceps Binomial name Torgos tracheliotus (Forster, 1791) The Lappet-faced Vulture or Nubian Vulture, Torgos tracheliotus is an African Old World vulture belonging to the bird order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. ...

  • White-headed Vulture, Trigonoceps occipitalis

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Old World vulture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (173 words)
Old World vultures belong to the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks.
They are not at all closely related to the superficially similar New World vultures and condors, and do not share that group's good sense of smell.
Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals.
Vulture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (733 words)
New World vultures and condors are not at all closely related to the superficially similar Accipitridae, but belong in the family Cathartidae, which is quite close to the storks.
The vulture population in India has declined by up to 95% recently and two or three of the species of vulture in South Asia are nearing extinction.
The vulture was thought to be close to the gods who resided in the sky because of its immense size and its ability to soar high up in the sky.
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