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Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus   - Male feeding
Red-headed Vulture
Photographer : © Pranad Patil
Location :Kanha National Park, Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date : 11 February 2018
English synonyms:King Vulture, Asian King Vulture, Indian Black Vulture, Pondicherry Vulture, Black Vulture
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :The vulture was feeding on the remains of a Barasingha/Hardground Swamp Deer //Rucervus duvaucelii branderi, which had been killed by a Tiger. A couple of White-rumped Vultures Gyps bengalensis kept their distance from the bigger vulture. - PP
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