Neophron – Egyptian Vulture

A highly intelligent species that is the world’s only tool-using vulture with a long migratory range

Egyptian vultures are easily identified by their bright yellow bill and face. Their head, back, and chest are whitish. Their wings are mostly white, but the black primary and secondary feathers add a nice pop of color. They are monogamous and migrate with their mate between breeding seasons. They spend much time soaring with other species on thermals in search of food.

They are primarily found in southern Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. They are carnivorous and mainly feed on carrion. They are purely visual hunters who do not rely on smell to locate prey. They eat carcasses, trash, and feces and thus contribute significantly to organic waste removal and recycling.