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Gyps bengalensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1788) – White-rumped Vulture

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This resident species used to be widely distributed throughout southeast Asian countries. It is now extinct in China and Malaysia, and present in small numbers in India, Bhutan, Cambodia, and Iran. It inhabits mostly the grasslands, shrublands and other plains (rather than hillsides) from the sea level up to 1,500m. Its generation length is about 16 years (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:
BirdLife International 2017. Gyps bengalensis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22695194A118307773. Accessed on 30 January 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2022. Gyps bengalensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1788) – White-rumped Vulture. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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