Lappet-faced Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture

Like all vultures and condors, these large birds are scavengers on carcasses. They soar over large areas searching for food using vision and scent, and when a carcass is found, many individuals may congregate upon it. After centuries of suffering relatively few conservation challenges, vultures in many areas are facing sudden and dramatic declines as a result of new threats caused by human activities.

Torgos tracheliotos


Middle Africa, Southern Africa [VIEW MAP]

Deserts, Grasslands, Mountains

These vultures may be seen on all but the coldest Atlanta winter days, when they prefer to remain in their covered hutch that is part of their habitat.

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