- Carduelis hornemanni
The Himalayan Vulture is a very large Old World species of vulture that lives in higher elevations surrounding the Himalayan Mountains. They are also known as Himalayan Griffons.
The Himalayan Vulture have creamy overall plumage, with contrasting dark brown flight and tail feathers. It has a white ruff around the neck. Much of the neck and head is covered in fine white downy feathers, though the face is bare (as an adaptation to hygiene).
Himalayan Vultures have a conservation status of Near Threatened as of November 2014, with a population considered to be stable.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 27 August 2012|
|Scientific Name||Gyps himalayensis|
|Birdorable Family||Vultures & Condors|
(as of 15 January 2017)
102 to 120 inches
288 to 416 ounces