Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Egyptian Vulture


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Neophron percnopterus
PROFILE:

The Egyptian vulture is generally solitary, but will congregate with others at large feeding sites. It will watch other animals feed and arrive at the carcass after the more dominant scavengers have left. In some instances, this bird has demonstrated tool use, a unique skill among birds. It will throw rocks at eggs to break them open and to get to the yolk.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey)
NATIVE TO:
Africa and Eurasia
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Endangered
DIET:
Carnivore (primarily a scavenger of carrion)
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 37 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary; pairs
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