The Egyptian Vulture is a small Old World vulture which lives from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to southern Asia. The adult has white plumage with some black feathers in the wings and tail.
The Egyptian Vulture is one of only a few species known to use tools. It uses small rocks to crack hard ostrich eggs.
From IUCN Red List
The Egyptian Vulture is listed as Endangered
on the IUCN Red List
and was last assessed in 2015 by BirdLife International. This long-lived species qualifies as Endangered owing to a recent and extremely rapid population decline in India (presumably resulting from poisoning by the veterinary drug Diclofenac) combined with severe long-term declines in Europe (>50% over the last three generations [42 years]) and West Africa, plus ongoing declines through much of the rest of its African range.