Species Details

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Slender‑billed Vulture Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gyps tenuirostris
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Long-billed Vulture, Indian Long-billed Vulture, Indian Griffon
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Slender-billed Vulture is the heaviest resident bird of Bangladesh (adult bird length approximately 92 cm, weight about 6 kg, wing 60 cm, bill 6.7 cm, tarsus 9.2 cm, tail 24.5 cm). Its body is pale brown with a lighter belly, white feathered legs and a white neck-ruff. Head region contains ash-coloured bare skin. It breeds in November-March.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Vijay Anand Ismavel (www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Anand Ismavel ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.