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Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus   - Adult sunbathing
Long-billed Vulture
Photographer : © Pranad Patil
Location :Kanha National Park, Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date : 30 May 2019
English synonyms:Indian Vulture, Indian Griffon, Indian Long-billed Vulture, Long-billed Griffon
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :Two Long-billed (Indian) Vultures and about 10-12 White-rumped Vultures Gyps bengalensis were observed just after finishing a carcass. Some individuals (of both species) immediately started to sun themselves by spreading their wings and lying almost flat on the ground. The photo shows an individual beginning to get into the lying down pose. - PP
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