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Cinereous Vulture : Sighted

Cinereous Vulture : Sighted

The Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), one of the largest raptors in the world, has been sighted at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Cinereous Vulture is also known as the Eurasian Black Vulture or monk vulture.
  • It is one of the heaviest and largest raptors in the world.
  • It is one of the two largest Old-World vultures.
  • It is an altitudinal migrant which means it migrates from a higher to a lower altitude.
  • This vulture is a bird of hilly, mountainous areas, especially favouring dry semi-open habitats such as meadows at high altitudes over much of the range.
  • It is a Eurasian species.
  • It is mainly found in Spain and inland Portugal, South France, central Asia, northern India, northern Manchuria, Mongolia and Korea.
  • Conservation status
    • IUCN: Near threatened
    • Wildlife Protection Act 1972: Schedule IV

Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • It is located on the Southern Delhi Ridge of the Aravalli hill range on the Delhi-Haryana border.