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Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris   - Juvenile taking off
Slender-billed Vulture
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :near Tinsukia, Assam, India
Date : 9 May 2014
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :We came across this magnificent vulture (juvenile) in an open field on a rainy afternoon. It was amazing to see its huge wingspan and it allowed us a close approach before it was flushed off head-on by some local boys. - JK