Hooded Vulture

Hooded Vulture

Necrosyrtes monachus
Hooded Vulture at Tayto Park

About Me

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. 

Reproduction:

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.

Conservation Status:

Critically Endangered

LC Least Concern NT Near Threatened VU Vulnerable EN Endangered CR Critically Endangered EX Extinct
Threats:

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.

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