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Egyptian vulture Facts Interesting Facts about Egyptian vulture Facts about Egyptian vulture

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Egyptian vulture is one of 23 known

vulture species this bird can be found

in the southern parts of Europe in

eastern and central parts of Asia North

Africa Arabia Tanzania Angola Namibia

Canary Islands and the Cape Verde

Islands Egyptian vulture can survive in

coastal areas open plains savannas

forests and villages number of Egyptian

vultures decreased drastically because

of intoxication

they feed on carcasses that can be full

of poisons and lead electrocution after

landing on the electric fences and avian

pox disease Egyptian vultures are

endangered species interesting Egyptian

vulture facts Egyptian vultures are the

smallest of all vultures they can reach

23 to 28 inches in length and 3.25 to

4.5 pounds of weight they have a

wingspan of 5.6 feet Egyptian vulture

was worshipped by Pharaoh's in Egypt

because of its ability to remove garbage

and remaining of dead animals

for this reason Egyptian vulture is also

known as Pharaoh's chicken adult

Egyptian vultures have yellow face

without feathers and body covered with

white or pale grey plumage flight

feathers are black young birds of darker

plumage

they are usually brown or blackish brown

in color Egyptian vultures have long

ends narrow yellow bill that ends with

black tip Egyptian vultures mostly feed

on carcasses of dead birds and small

mammals they can also eat rotten fruits

and vegetables rarely they will hunt

weak and injured small animals

Gyptian vouchers also e-tanks they will

use stones to break the hard outer shell

Egyptian vulture is one of the rare bird

species that is clever enough to use a

tool to get the food it wants Egyptian

vulture is diurnal bird active during

the day that can travel up to 80 miles

while searching for food

most Egyptian vultures migrate during

the year birds that live in colder

climate will move towards a hard during

winter Egyptian vulture is a solitary

animal that will gather only for mating

and raising of young chicks Egyptian

vulture is monogamous species one couple

mates for a lifetime

both parents build nests that can be

located on the cliff in the cave or on a

tree depending on the environment they

inhabit nest can be very large almost 5

feet wide it is made of sticks wool rags

and remaining of food female lays two

eggs both parents sit on eggs during

incubation period which lasts 42 days

both parents regurgitate swallowed food

to feed their chicks until they reach

age of 3 months after that period young

chicks will start looking for food

together with their parents Egyptian

vulture becomes sexually mature at age

of 6 years average lifespan of Egyptian

vulture in the wild is 30 years and 37

years in captivity