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Red-headed Vulture

Sarcogyps calvus (Scopoli, 1786)

The Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus), also known as the Asian King Vulture, Indian Black Vulture or Pondicherry Vulture (though there are unrelated species in the New World who share the names King Vulture and Black Vulture. The species in mainly found in the Indian Subcontinent, with small disjunct populations in some parts of Southeast Asia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Sarcogyps

Scientific:
  Sarcogyps calvus

Citation:
  (Scopoli, 1786)

Reference:
  Del.Flor.Faun.Insubr. 2 p.85

Protonym:
  Vultur calvus

Avibase ID:
  21D7169D28644CD4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/21D7169D

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175492


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Sarcogyps calvus: India and SE Asia
English:
Red-headed Vulture
Czech:
sup holohlavý
German:
Kahlkopfgeier
Danish:
Rødhovedet Grib
Spanish:
Buitre Cabecirrojo
Finnish:
kalmokorppikotka
French:
Vautour royal
Icelandic:
Pjötlugammur
Italian:
Avvoltoio testarossa
Japanese:
mimihagewashi
Japanese:
ミミハゲワシ
Dutch:
Indische Oorgier
Norwegian:
Rødhodegribb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Raudhovudgribb
Polish:
sep lysy
Portuguese:
Abutre-de-cabeça-vermelha
Russian:
Индийский ушастый гриф
Slovak:
sup červenohlavý
Swedish:
rödhuvad gam
Ukrainian:
Гриф червоноголовий
Chinese:
黑兀鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Vautour royal ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Vautour royal ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 1st edition:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Indian Black Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 4th edition:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements, version 2015:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements, version 2016:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements, version 2017:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements, version 2018:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Clements, version 2019:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 1.50:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 1.52:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 1.53:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 1.54:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 1.55:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 2015:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 2016:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 2017:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 2018:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
eBird version 2019:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Red-headed Vulture ( Aegypius calvus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Red-headed Vulture ( Aegypius calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Indian Black Vulture ( Aegypius calvus)
Oriental Bird Club:
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
James Lee Peters:
Aegypius calvus
James Lee Peters (original):
Sarcogyps calvus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Aegypius calvus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Red-headed Vulture ( Sarcogyps calvus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sarcogyps calvus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sarcogyps calvus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Bulgarian: Индийски ушат лешояд
Bengali: রাজ শকুন
Catalan: Voltor de cap roig
Czech: Sup holohlavý
Danish: Rødhovedet Grib
German: Kahlkopfgeier
English: Asian King Vulture, Black vulture, Indian Black Vulture, King Vulture, Pondicherry Vulture, Red-headed Vulture
English (IOC): Red-headed Vulture
Spanish: Buitre Cabecirrojo, Buitre de Cabeza Roja
Spanish (Spain): Buitre Cabecirrojo
Spanish (HBW): Red-headed Vulture
Estonian: kiilas-raisakotkas
Finnish: Kalmokorppikotka
French: Vautour chauve, Vautour de Pendickéry, Vautour de Pondichéry, Vautour royal
Hebrew: עזניה אדומת ראש
Hungarian: pirosfejű keselyű
Icelandic: Pjötlugammur
Italian: Avvoltoio calvo, Avvoltoio testarossa
Japanese: mimi hage-washi, mimihagewashi
Japanese: ミミハゲワシ
Japanese (Kanji): 耳禿鷲
Scientific: Aegypius calvus, Aegypus calvus, Sarcogyps calvus, Vultur calvus
Lithuanian: Indinis ausuotasis grifas
Latvian: sarkangalvas grifs
Malayalam: കാതിലക്കഴുകൻ, കാതിലക്കഴുകന്‍ ?  
Malay: Burung Hereng Kepala Merah
Dutch: Indische Oorgier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudhovudgribb
Norwegian: Rødhodegribb
Polish: sep lysy, sęp łysy
Pinyin: hēi wù-jiù
Portuguese: Abutre-de-cabeça-vermelha
Russian: Индийский ушастый гриф
Slovak: sup červenohlavý, sup holohlavý
Serbian: Crvenoglavi strvinar
Swedish: Rödhuvad gam
Tamil: Senthalai Kazhugu
Thai: พญาแร้ง
Thai (Transliteration): pʰa-yaa ráeeŋ
Ukrainian: Гриф червоноголовий
Vietnamese: Chim Kền kền đầu đỏ, Chim ó tai, Ó tai
Chinese: 黑兀鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 黑兀鷲

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