The hooded vulture is a small vulture with a white head and greyish hood. It has dark brown body plumage with a long thin bill, a bare crown and face. Hooded vultures soar higher than most other vulture species and often spot food first.
Female will lay single egg, male will feed female during incubation approx. 46 days and will continue to feed female and chick once hatched for about 3 weeks. The male and female will then leave the chick alone while they find food.
Evidence suggests the population is in rapid decline due to indiscriminate poisoning, trade for traditional medicine, hunting, persecution as well as habitat loss and degradation.