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Egyptian Vulture

Neophron percnopterus (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), also called the White Scavenger Vulture or Pharaoh's Chicken, is a small Old World vulture and the only member of the genus Neophron. It is widely distributed; the Egyptian Vulture is found from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to India. The contrasting underwing pattern and wedge-shaped tail make it distinctive in flight as it soars in thermals during the warmer parts of the day. Egyptian Vultures feed mainly on carrion but are opportunistic and will prey on small mammals, birds, and reptiles. They also feed on the eggs of other birds, breaking larger ones by tossing a large pebble onto them. The use of tools is rare in birds and apart from the use of a pebble as a hammer, Egyptian Vultures also use twigs to roll up wool for use in their nest. Egyptian Vultures that breed in the temperate regions migrate south in winter while tropical populations are relatively sedentary. Populations of this species have declined in the 20th century and some island populations are endangered by hunting, accidental poisoning, and collision with power lines. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Neophron

Scientific:
  Neophron percnopterus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.87

Protonym:
  Vultur Percnopterus

Avibase ID:
  6D3480A64B4953CE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6D3480A6

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175481


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Neophron percnopterus percnopterus: Africa, s Europe to nw India; Cape Verde Is.
  • Neophron percnopterus ginginianus: Nepal and India (except northwest)
  • Neophron percnopterus majorensis: Canary Islands (Fuerteventura I.)
Saozneg - RU:
Egyptian Vulture
Tchekeg:
sup mrchožravý
Alamaneg:
Schmutzgeier
daneg:
Ådselgrib
Spagnoleg:
Alimoche Común
Finneg:
pikkukorppikotka
Galleg:
Percnoptère d'Égypte
Islandeg:
Skarngammur
Italianeg:
Capovaccaio
Japaneg:
ejiputohagewashi
japaneg:
エジプトハゲワシ
Nederlandeg:
Aasgier
Norvegeg:
Åtselgribb
Norvegeg:
Åtselgribb
Poloneg:
ścierwnik
Portugaleg:
Abutre do Egipto
Rusianeg:
Стервятник
Sloveg:
zdochlinár biely
Svedeg:
smutsgam
Ukrainiek:
Стерв’ятник білий
Sinaeg:
白兀鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Vautour percnoptère ( Neophron percnopterus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Vautour percnoptère ( Neophron percnopterus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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James Lee Peters:
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James Lee Peters (original):
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James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Egiptiese Aasvoël
arabeg: الرخمة, الرخمة المصرية
Asturian: Zapiquera
azerbaidjaneg: Leşyeyən qartal
Bulgareg: Египетски лешояд
bengaleg: ধলা শকুন
Katalaneg: Aufrany, Aufrany comú, Miloca
Catalan (Balears): Miloca
Montenegrin: bijela kanja
Tchekeg: Sup mrchožravý
kembraeg: Fwltur yr Aifft
daneg: Ådselgrib
Alamaneg: Schmutzgeier
Gresianeg: Ασπρόγυπας, Ασπροπάρης
Greek (Cypriot): Ασπρόγυπας
Saozneg - RU: Common Egyptian Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Scavenger Eagle, Scavenger Vulture, White Scavenger Eagle, White Scavenger Vulture
English (IOC): Egyptian Vulture
English (Kenya): Egyptian Vulture
Esperanteg: Kadavrogrifo
Spagnoleg: Alimoche, Alimoche Común
Spanish (Spain): Alimoche Común
Spanish (HBW): Alimoche común
Estoneg: raipekotkas
Euskareg: Aufrany, Sai zuria
persianeg: کرکس مصری , کرکس مصری (کوچک)
Finneg: Pikkukorppikotka
Galleg: Néophron percnoptère, Percnoptère d’Égypte, Percnoptère d'Egypte, Percnoptère d'Égypte, Pygargue à queue blanche, Vautour percnoptère
Iwerzhoneg: Bultúr Éigipteach
galizeg: Aufrany, Voitre branco
Hebreeg: רחם, רחם מדברי, רחם מצוי
Kroateg: Crkavica
Hungareg: Dögkeselyû, Dögkeselyü, Dögkeselyű
armeneg: [Gijhanggh ], Գիժանգղ, Գիշանգղ
Islandeg: Skarngammur
Italianeg: Capovaccaio, Cappovaccaio
Japaneg: ejiputo hage-washi, ejiputohagewashi
japaneg: エジプトハゲワシ
Japanese (Kanji): エジプト禿鷲
georgianeg: ფასკუნჯი, ყაჯირი, ძერძერუკი
Kazakh: Жұртшы
Kazakh (Transliteration): jurtşı
scientific: Neophron percnopterus, Neophron percnopterus percnopterus, Vultur Percnopterus
Luxembourgish: Schmotzgeier
lituaneg: Egiptinis maitgrifis, Maitvanagis
latveg: baltais grifs
Makedoneg: Египедски (Бел) мршојадец, египетски мршојадец
malayalam: തോട്ടിക്കഴുകൻ, തോട്ടിക്കഴുകന്‍ ?
mongolieg: Дэлт бүргэд, Дэлт ёлон
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠲᠡᠯᠲᠣ ᠶᠣᠯᠣᠩ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠲᠡᠯᠲᠣ ᠪᠦᠷᠭᠦᠳ
Mongolian (Transliteration): delt bürged, delt yoloŋ
Moldavian: Hoitar
malteg: Avultun Abjad
Nederlandeg: Aasgier
Norvegeg: Åtselgribb
Norvegeg: Åtselgribb
Poloneg: scierwnik, Ścierwnik, ścierwnik (zwyczajny), Ścierwnik biały, Ścierwnik zwyczajny
Pinyin: bái wù-jiù
Portugaleg: Abutre do Egipto, Abutre-do-egipto, Britango
Portuguese (Portugal): Britango
Romansh: Tschess egipzian
Roumaneg: Hoitar
Rusianeg: Cтервятник, Neophron percnopterus, Stervyatnik, Обыкновенный стервятник, Стервятник
sindhi: ٽ ٽَ ډٞ يَ )ٽ ؿًټ(
Sloveg: sup biely, sup biely (zdochlinár biely), Zdochlinár biely
Slovenieg: egiptovski jastreb
albaneg: Coftinngrënsi egjiptian, Kali i qyqes
Serbeg: Bela kanja, bijela kanja, Бела канја
Sesotho: Lehonyane
Svedeg: Smutsgam
swahilieg: Tumbusi Uso-njano
Tamouleg: Manjal Thirudi Kazhugu
Turkeg: Küçük Akbaba, Mısır Akbabası, Жұртшы
Tsonga: Mpenyani
Ukrainiek: Стерв’ятник білий, Стерв'ятник
C'hosaeg: Inkqo
Sinaeg: 白兀鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 白兀鷲
Zouloueg: uPhalane

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