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White-rumped Vulture

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Alternate name
Gyps bengalensis Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
75–93 cm (wingspan of 1.92–2.6 m) The smallest Griffin Length
Forest, grassland, savanna & shrubland. Up to 1,500 m. Found in:-  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Island of Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India DETAILS, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand & Vietnam. See Map Habitat
1 egg, January Clutch
Carrion Food  
Gregarious. Habits
3357 - TSN: 175485 - No Sub-species World Number
Critically Endangered Status

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White rumped Vulture


Bulgarian: Бенгалски лешояд
Czech: Sup bengálský
Danish: Bengalgrib
German: Bengalengeier, Weißrückengeier
English: Asian White-backed Vulture, Indian White-backed Vulture, Indian White-rumped Vulture, Oriental White-backed Vulture, White-backed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture
Spanish: Buitre Bengalí, Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano, Buitre Dorsiblanco Bengalí
Estonian: valgeselg-kaeluskotkas
Finnish: Bengalinkorppikotka
French: Gyps africain, Vautour ŕ dos blanc, Vautour chaugoun
Icelandic: Svartgammur
Italian: Avvoltoio groppabianca, Grifone dorsobianco del Bengala
Japanese: bengaruhagewashi
Japanese: ベンガルハゲワシ
Latin: Gyps bengalensis, Pseudogyps bengalensis
Lithuanian: Bengalinis grifas
Dutch: Bengaalse Gier
Norwegian: Bengalgribb
Polish: sep bengalski, sęp bengalski
Russian: Африканский белобокий гриф, Африканский бенгальский гриф, Бенгальский гриф, Бенгальский сип, Гриф индийский, Индийский гриф
Slovak: sup cernastý , sup tmavý
Slovenian: sajasti plešec
Swedish: Asiatisk vitryggad gam, Bengalgam
Thai: อีแร้งเทาหลังขาว
Turkish: Hint akbaba
Vietnamese: Kền kền băng gan
Chinese: 拟兀鹫, 白背兀鹫

 [India:- Arid northwest India, Central highlands, Eastern Himalayas, Gangetic plain, Southeast India, Southwest India, Uttar Pradesh & Western Himalayas. Nagarhole National Park.]


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