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Asian King Vulture, Indian Black Vulture or Pondicherry Vulture Alternate name
Sarcogyps calvus Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
85 cm (wingspan 1.99–2.6 m) Length
Tropical dry forest, grassland & shrubland. Bhutan, Cambodia, [India:- Arid northwest India, Central highlands, Eastern Himalayas, Gangetic plain, Northeast India, Southeast India, Southwest India, Uttar Pradesh, Western Himalayas,] Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand. See Map Habitat
Carrion Food  
3366 - TSN: 175492 World Number
Critically Endangered Status

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Bulgarian: Индийски ушат лешояд
Czech: Sup holohlavý
Danish: Rødhovedet Grib
German: Kahlkopfgeier
English: Asian King Vulture, Indian Black Vulture, King Vulture, Pondicherry Vulture, Red-headed Vulture
Spanish: Buitre Cabecirrojo, Buitre de Cabeza Roja
Estonian: kiilas-raisakotkas
Finnish: Kalmokorppikotka
French: Vautour chauve, Vautour de Pendickéry, Vautour de Pondichéry, Vautour royal
Hebrew: עזניה אדומת ראש
Italian: Avvoltoio calvo, Avvoltoio testarossa
Japanese: mimihagewashi
Japanese: ミミハゲワシ
Latin: Aegypius calvus, Aegypus calvus, Sarcogyps calvus
Dutch: Indische Oorgier
Norwegian: Rødhodegribb
Polish: sep lysy, sęp łysy
Russian: Индийский ушастый гриф
Slovak: sup cervenohlavý, sup červenohlavý, sup holohlavý
Swedish: Rödhuvad gam
Thai: พญาแร้ง
Vietnamese: Chim ó tai
Chinese: 黑兀鹫


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