Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is a white vulture that is so named as it figures as one of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. It's distribution is fairly widespread and can be found between the Iberian peninsula to India.
As in the case of most other vulture species the Egyptian vulture is an endangered species. In India it numbers have been declining by an alarming 35% each year since 1999. One of the factors responsible for its decline is the use of NSAID Diclophenac in cattle farming. It resulted in kidney failure in the birds eating the dead cattle.
Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. 6th March 2020