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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Neophron
Genus species:Neophron percnopterus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:60-70 cm
Identification:The Egyptian vulture has white plumage with black primaries. It has a yellow bill with a black tip and yellow feet.
Habitat:Open country
Diet:Carnivore: carrion, insects, eggs
Reproduction:Nests are built on crags or the sides of buildings. Both parents incubate their 1-2 eggs for a total of 42 days.
Behavior:Because of their relatively small size, Egyptian vultures usually defer to other vulture species when feeding at a carcass.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:These birds break open eggs by dropping rocks on them.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Europe
Middle East
India
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Egyptian vulture
raptor
hawk-like bird
Neophron
Old World vultures
Vultures
Accipitridae
Falconiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Birds of prey
Predatory animals