Egypt Picture - Largest Vulture in Africa

Largest Vulture in Africa

Largest Vulture in Africa


Omar Aton


Largest Vulture in Africa


The lappet-faced vulture is very large, being 40-45 inches tall and with a wing span of 9-10 feet. Lappets are flap-like structures of bare flesh on the side of the head. This bird is agile enough to catch live prey, and must do so occasionally in the summer months when carrion is scarce. Other vultures have been seen waiting at the carrion site for lappet-faced vultures to arrive because they are the only ones strong enough to tear through the hide of a large dead animal. This vulture is still found in the southern part of Egypt's Eastern Desert.

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