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Sirohi, Rajasthan, India
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Accipitriformes > Accipitridae

Red-headed Vulture

Sarcogyps calvus

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A dark, medium-sized vulture with a bare reddish head and loose flaps on the side of the neck. Juvenile is browner with scruffy, pale feathers on the head. In flight, the species has narrow wings and appears dark overall with contrasting white patches on the flanks and a white line running through the wing. Inhabits dry forests and adjacent areas. Shy and solitary compared to other vultures in the region.

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