Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Lappet-faced Vulture


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Torgos tracheliotus
PROFILE:

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)
NATIVE TO:
Africa and the Middle East
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Vulnerable
DIET:
Carnivore (primarily a scavenger of carrion)
LIFESPAN:
Up to 20-50 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary; pairs
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