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White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis   - Feeding
White-rumped Vulture
Photographer : © Pranad Patil
Location :Kanha National Park, Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date : 22 June 2017
English synonyms:White-backed Vulture, Indian White-rumped Vulture, Asian White-backed Vulture, Indian White-backed Vulture, Oriental White-backed Vulture
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :The vultures were feeding on a Spotted Deer fawn killed by a pair of Golden Jackals. In all, we saw about 10-12 vultures coming down while we waited there, including some juveniles. After the vultures had finished off most of the carcass, some Wild Pigs came to feed on the remainders. - PP
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