Gyps bengalensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1788) - White-rumped Vulture

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

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This resident species used to be widely distributed throughout southeast Asian countries. It is now extinct in China and Malaysia, and present in small numbers in India, Bhutan, Cambodia, and Iran. It inhabits mostly the grasslands, shrublands and other plains (rather than hillsides) from the sea level up to 1,500m. Its generation length is about 16 years (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh122
Maharashtra41
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan2
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total52231
BirdLife International 2017. Gyps bengalensis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22695194A118307773. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22695194A118307773.en. Accessed on 30 January 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Gyps bengalensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1788) – White-rumped Vulture. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/gyps-bengalensis, accessed 2024/06/25.