Scientific Name: Gyps bengalensis Common Name: White-rumped Vulture
Identifying Features: black body, silver bill, dark plumage, pinkish head
- Become active when the morning sun is warming up the air so that thermals are sufficient to support their soaring. They were once visible above Calcutta in large numbers.
- Female birds destroy the nest on loss of an egg.
This image was clicked by Olgun Fernandes – via Flickr.
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