Kingdom : Animalia
                           Class : Aves
                        Family : Accipitridae
         Scientific Name : Aegypius Monachus

                       Size(H) : 64cm - 81cm 
                                       (25in - 32in)
                 Wing Span : 130cm - 183cm 
                                       (51in - 72in)
                       Weight : 0.85kg - 2.2kg 
                                        (1.9lbs - 5lbs)
                 Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)

                  Life Span : 20 - 30 years
                      Colour : Black, White, Grey,
                                      Tan, Brown
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Large wings and
                                     sharp, curved beak
  1. Vultures are large birds found all around the world except Australia and Antarctica
  2. There are around 30 species of vultures found around the world.
  3. They are broadly classified as- the old world vultures and the new world vultures.
  4. The old world vultures and new world vultures are not closely related and are connected through evolutionary status only.
  5. The old world vultures are found in Asia, Europe and Africa.
  6. They are most closely related to eagles and hawks.
  7. They are known to use only their exceptionally good eyesight to find food.
  8. The new world vultures are found in North and South America.
  9. They are slightly smaller than the old world vultures.
  10. They are known to use both their exceptional senses of sight and smell to locate their food.
  11. All Vultures are scavengers and prefer to feed on the remains of dead animals than kill their prey.
  12. They are large birds known to grow 64cm -81cm in height with a wingspan of 130-183cm.
  13. The average life of vultures is between 20-30 years.
  14. Though they are solitary birds, they are often found circling their prey from above.
  15. A group of vultures is called a venue and their circling movement is called kettle.
  16. Interestingly, their eyesight is incredible and they are known to spot a three-foot carcass from around four miles away
  17. The acids present in the vulture’s stomach are strong enough to kill the bacteria and viruses from rotting carcasses.

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