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 scavenger)
average of 20-50 years
solitary or pairs