- Herpetotheres cachinnans
- Birds of Prey
The Lappet-faced Vulture is a large species of vulture found in parts of sub-Saharan African and the Arabian Peninsula.
Lappet-faced Vultures are scavengers that live in an arid environment. They feed on animal carcasses, sometimes bullying other vultures away from a feeding site. Lappet-faceds are large and powerful, able to tear apart tough muscles and hides better than many other scavengers.
Like many other vulture species, the Lappet-faced Vulture faces threats in the wild and has a conservation status of Vulnerable, which means it is vulnerable to extinction. Secondary poisoning and persecution by humans are two of the obstacles the species faces.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 22 August 2012|
|Scientific Name||Torgos tracheliotus|
|Birdorable Family||Vultures & Condors|
(as of 15 March 2017)
37 to 45 inches
96 to 120 inches
155 to 490 ounces
|Range||West Asia West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa|