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  • (noun): Any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion.
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Vulture is the name given to two groups of convergently evolved scavenging birds, the New World Vultures including the well-known Californian and Andean Condors, and the Old World Vultures including the birds which are seen scavenging on carcasses of dead animals on African plains. New World Vultures are found in North and South America, Old World Vultures in Europe, Africa and Asia, meaning that between the two groups, Vultures are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.

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Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
... The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus) also known as the Savannah Vulture, is a species of bird in the New World Vulture family Cathartidae ... the same species as the Greater Yellow-headed Vulture until they were split in 1964 ... The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture feeds on carrion and locates carcasses by sight and by smell, an ability which is rare in birds ...
Vulture - Endangered
... The vultures in south Asia, mainly in India and Nepal have declined dramatically in just the last 10-15 years ... However, it may take decades for vultures to come back to their earlier population level ... problem is also seen in Nepal where government has taken some late steps to conserve remaining vultures ...
Scar (The Lion King) - Timon & Pumbaa - Vulture Police
... Vulture Police Voiced by Vulture 1 Townsend Coleman Vulture 2 Brian Cummings Species Vultures The Vulture Police are two bluish vulture cops that talk very fast ... In the episode Yosemite Remedy, Timon and Pumbaa ask the vultures to arrest a raccoon thief who stole their suitcase, but they did not after the thief said that he ... In the episode Alcatraz Mataz, the vultures throw Timon and Pumbaa in jail after Toucan Dan framed them for stealing a train car full of beak polish ...
List Of Spider-Man (1994 TV Series) Characters - Villains - Vulture
... Adrian Toomes (the Vulture) was voiced by Eddie Albert ... In his first three appearances in "Ravages of Time", "Shriek of the Vulture" and "The Final Nightmare", he is an old person ... Later, he used the Vulture talons to suck youth out of people to make him young (when young, he was voiced by Alan Johnson) ...
List Of Birds In Kaziranga National Park
... Kaziranga was once home to seven species of vultures ... About 99% of the stable vulture population was killed by kidney failure caused by consuming the veterinary drug diclofenac in domestic animal carcasses ... Of these, the Red-headed Vulture, and Eurasian Black Vulture are still near threatened due to their large range, but the Indian Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture and ...

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    It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous for its prey.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673)