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White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis   - Nesting
White-rumped Vulture
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 8 December 2013
English synonyms:White-backed Vulture, Indian White-rumped Vulture, Asian White-backed Vulture, Indian White-backed Vulture, Oriental White-backed Vulture
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, bazas, honey-buzzards, eagles, kites, vultures, harriers & buzzards
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :Loss to fruiting Coconut trees need to be compensated. A few farmers are tolerant to such loss, some may drive the nesting pairs by pelting stones.

Thanks to Ashwin Pomal of Kutch nature Club for giving me the details of some nesting birds. We are seriously thinking of starting compensation program at CEDO Trust and Kutch Natur Club so that atleast 25 or so nesting pairs in the vicinity can be protected. This can be help to some extent the population increment in this species. JT