Would you believe me if I say these ferocious birds blush in a happy mood? Yes, their white head is filled with blood vessels, making it hard to hide their excitement!
Unlike other vultures (that feed on dead bodies), they don’t mind a little labor to catch, kill and eat prey. It doesn’t mean that they don’t eat carcasses; they are usually the winners when reaching the vulture-feeding frenzy. They are huge fans of the Baobab tree and would choose it as a nesting site – any day.
Sadly they are victims of habitat destruction and illegal poisoning by pesticides. We need strict action; otherwise, we’ll call this bird extinct soon.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No