Unlike some scavengers, lappet-faced vultures do not have a good sense of smell. Lucky for them, since they eat carrion, or dead animals. To find a meal, they rely on their sight, watching for other scavengers that have already found a meal.
TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey)
Africa and the Middle East
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Carnivore (primarily a scavenger of carrion)
Average of 20-50 years