- Passerina cyanea
- Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
The Indian Vulture is a large species of Old World vulture. They live in southeastern Pakistan and across much of the eastern half of India.
Indian Vultures are closely related to Griffon Vultures. They have dark heads with pale yellow bills and brown-to-buff body plumage.
The Indian Vulture is Critically Endangered, with a rapidly decreasing population. The use of the livestock drug diclofenac has proven to be a major threat to Indian Vultures. Alternative livestock medication may also be fatal when consumed by vultures. Conservationists are working on awareness programs and spreading more widespread use of a safe diclofenac alternative to try to reverse the demise of the Indian Vulture.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 21 August 2012|
|Scientific Name||Gyps indicus|
|Birdorable Family||Vultures & Condors|
(as of 15 March 2017)
31 to 41 inches
76.8 to 93.6 inches
194 to 222 ounces