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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Aegypius
Genus species:Aegypius tracheliotus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:95-105 cm
Identification:The lappet-faced vulture has dark brown plumage, whitish patches on the sides of the breast, a white band at the leading edge of the underwing, white legs, and a mottled black and white breast. The head and neck are covered in pale bare skin.
Habitat:Desert hills, plains
Diet:Carnivore: carrion
Reproduction:Large nests are built in the tops of tall trees.
Lappet-faced vultures are solitary.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Northern Africa
Middle East
Southern Central Africa
Date:1971-11 Subjects:hawk-like bird
raptor
Lappet-faced vulture
Black vulture
Aegypius
Accipitridae
Old-world vultures
Vultures
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Birds of prey
Predatory animals