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Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus   - Comparison
Cinereous Vulture
Photographer : © Gayatri N Pimple
Location :Sudasari, Desert National Park, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India
Date : 13 December 2017
English synonyms:Black Vulture, Eurasian Black Vulture, European Black Vulture, Monk Vulture, Old World Black Vulture
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :Note the size of the Cinereous Vulture in comparison to the juvenile Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus. Although the Egyptian Vulture is 60-70 cm in size, it looks tiny below the wingspan of the Cinereous Vulture. This picture was taken on an extremely foggy morning. - GNP
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