Egyptian Vulture at Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India

Egyptian Vulture at Keoladeo National Park is known by many interesting names - one being Pharaoh's Chicken and the other a White Scavenger Vulture.

The Egyptian Vulture is commonly found solo or in pairs either soaring high with other birds of prey, or perched on the ground or atop a rock.

It has distinctive wedge-shaped tail and being an opportunist it preys on small mammals, birds, reptiles, bird eggs and insects hidden in dung - though commonly feed mainly on carrion or decaying flesh.

A riveting note is that Egyptian vultures roll up wool around twigs for building their nests - and are known to use pebbles as a hammer to break bird eggs.

Keoladeo National Park near Agra, located in Rajasthan, India is a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Keoladeo National Park?

Tag : Keoladeo National Park | Content: | Image: J M Garg | Update: 14-Mar-2021