- Rostrhamus sociabilis
- Birds of Prey
The Slender-billed Vulture is a critically endangered species of Old World vulture that lives in parts of Asia, including parts of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Slender-billed Vultures are closely related to Indian Vultures; together they were formerly considered to be one species, called the Long-billed Vulture.
Slender-billed Vultures are relatively thin-bodied, with a dark, long, and narrow neck. Its bald head is also very dark, including the skin that leads up to its equally dark beak. The body plumage is made up of shades of brown
According to the IUCN Red List, there may be just 3750 individuals in the wild Slender-billed Vulture population. The species faces numerous threats, including (secondary) poisoning and changes to livestock management throughout its range.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 21 August 2012|
|Scientific Name||Gyps tenuirostris|
|Birdorable Family||Vultures & Condors|
(as of 15 January 2017)
31 to 37 inches
87 to 95 inches
|Range||West Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia|