Hooded Vulture - Necrosyrtes monachus
The Hooded Vulture is one of the most common small vultures of Central and East Africa. With its long, thin beak, it specialises in scraps and innards. It is highly emotional, turning very pale when frightened and red when agitated.
First chick hatched at Le Rocher des Aigles : 28 April, 1988
It breeds very well at Le Rocher des Aigles.
CLASS : Aves
ORDER : Falconiformes
FAMILY : Accipitridae
WINGSPAN : 1.7 m
WEIGHT : 1.5 – 2.6 kg
CLUTCH SIZE : 1 egg
INCUBATION : 48-54 days
LIFE EXPECTANCY : 35 years
DIET : it is necrophageous and feeds on dead animals and carcasses.
NATURAL HABITAT : it lives in woodland areas and savannahs
RANGE : Africa
Conservation status info
CR : Critically Endangered
This species has been classified as “CR: Critically Endangered” since 2015.
This species is experiencing a very rapid decline. The primary threats are poisoning, trade for traditional medicine, hunting, persecution, electrocution and loss and degradation of habitat.