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Long-billed Vulture

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Alternate name
Gyps indicus Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
80–103 cm (Wingspan 1.96 to 2.38) Length
Tropical dry savanna, shrubland, grassland, savanna, forest & urban areas. Up to 2000 m. Found in:- Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, [India:-  Arid northwest India, Central highlands, Eastern Himalayas, Gangetic plain, Southeast India, Southwest India, Uttar Pradesh  & Western Himalayas, Nagarhole National Park,] Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand & Vietnam. Habitat
Carrion Food  
3358 - TSN: 175489 - Sub-species World Number
Critically Endangered Status

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Czech: sup indickı
Danish: Indisk Grib
German: Dünnschnabelgeier
English: Indian Vulture, Long-billed Vulture
Spanish: Buitre Picofino
Estonian: sale-kaeluskotkas
Finnish: Intiankorppikotka
French: Vautour indien
Italian: Grifone indiano
Japanese: indoshiroerihagewashi
Japanese: インドハゲワシ
Latin: Gyps indicus, Gyps indicus indicus
Dutch: Indische Gier
Norwegian: Indiagribb
Polish: sep indyjski, sęp indyjski
Russian: Индийский гриф
Slovak: sup dlhozobı
Swedish: Indisk gam
Thai: อีแร้งสีน้ำตาล
Turkish: Uzun-gagalı Akbaba
Vietnamese: Kền kền ấn độ
Chinese: 印度兀鹜

Gyps indicus indicus
Gyps indicus nudiceps
Gyps indicus tenuirostris

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