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Cinereous Vulture Pictures
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Vulture Standing


Vulture Standing

Cinereous vulture


Cinereous vulture

Cinereous vulture
Cinereous vulture
Cinereous vulture
Cinereous vulture
Cinereous vulture
Cinereous vulture

Cinereous vulture head closeup


Cinereous vulture head closeup
Cinereous vulture head closeup
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Pictures of Cinereous Vultures (Aegypius monachus).

The Cinereous vulture lives in Southern Europe to China and Northeastern Africa. It inhabits semi-deserts, steppes, and upland grasslands. They're bigger than other vultures, so they tend to win competition over carrion. They have downy feathers on their neck and head that help them stay warm in the cooler climates.

Like other vultures, they eat mostly carrion--dead animals. The sparse feathers on their head help protect them from bacteria and other nasties that might infect their feathers while they fead from the dead animals.

The cinereous vulture lays one egg per year, which is incubated by both the male and female.