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Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) - Immature

Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) - Immature

Class: Aves
Family: Accipitridae
Common Name: Hooded Vulture
Genus: Necrosyrtes
Species Name: monachus

About The Hooded Vulture

Necrosyrtes monachus is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa; from Senegal and southern Mauritania east through southern Niger and Chad, to southern Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and western Somalia, southwards to northern Namibia and Botswana, and through Zimbabwe to southern Mozambique and north-eastern South Africa (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001). The species is generally sedentary, with some dispersal by non-breeders and immature birds, and movements in response to rainfall in the Sahel of West Africa (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001). Data and observations of varying coverage and quality from various parts of its range suggest that the species is undergoing a very rapid decline in its global population (Ogada and Buij 2011). Following evidence of declines across its range, the total population has been estimated at a maximum of 197,000 individuals (Ogada and Buij 2011).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Necrosyrtes monachus. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Uganda and stops between

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