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Egyptian Vulture


(Neophron percnopterus), a vulture of the family Accipitridae of the order Falconiformes. The Egyptian vulture is about 70 cm long and weighs as much as 2.4 kg. The bill, unlike those of other vultures, is long and thin. The forehead and throat are bare. The plumage is white, and in immature birds, brown. The flight feathers are black.

The Egyptian vulture is found in southern Europe, southwestern Asia, and Africa. In the USSR it is distributed in Moldavia, the Crimea (rare), the Caucasus, and Middle Asia. It nests on cliffs and low barren mountains; in some areas it frequents human habitation, nesting on buildings. A clutch usually contains two eggs. Both the male and female incubate the eggs; the incubation period is about 40 days. The Egyptian vulture is a useful scavenger, feeding primarily on carrion, refuse, and feces.

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As many as 13 endangered Egyptian vultures were successfully tagged in the Al Multaqah area of Oman in January 2018.
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The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) successfully fitted two juvenile Egyptian vultures with solar powered GPS radio tags in January 2016 as part of research to better understand the ecology of this endangered species.
Until 2015, a total of 20 Egyptian vultures have been tagged with satellite transmitters as part of the Life+ project The Return of the Neophron to track migration routes to study migration routes, wintering areas and mortality causes in the first two years of their lives.

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