Indian Vulture


Scientific Name: Gyps indicus
Common Name: Indian Vulture
Other Name: Jatayu

Identifying Features: 

Fun Facts:

  • The Indian vulture breeds mainly on cliffs in South and Central India, but is known to use trees to nest in Rajasthan. It may also breed on high human-made structures, like the Chaturbhuj Temple.
  • Like other vultures, it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses, which it finds by soaring over savannah and around human habitation. It often congregates in flocks.


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