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Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus   - Flock in flight
Egyptian Vulture
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :outskirts of Palanpur, Gujarat, India
Date : 28 January 2014
English synonyms:Common Egyptian Vulture, White Scavenger Vulture, Small White Scavenger Vulture, White Scavenger Eagle, Scavenger Vulture, Scavenger Eagle, Pharaoh's Chicken
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Endangered
Remarks :While going towards Ambaji from my place we have to bypass Palanpur. On the Palnapur bypass road behind the Banas Dairy we saw around 200 Egyptian Vultures flying above the Dairy. As per Dr Suresh Prajapti, who is a bird watcher and Professor in Zoology, they recorded 98 Egyptian Vultures at Banas Dairy. According to them they are coming to eat waste products of the dairy every day. Out of 200 birds many were juvenile which is a positive sign. - PM