Cinereous Vulture has a moderately small
population which appears to be suffering and ongoing decline in it's
Asiatic strongholds , despite the fact that in parts of Europe , its
numbers are now increasing , consequently it is qualified as near
threatened in Bird Life International 2013.
Field characters: Mostly black or dark brown Cinereous
Vulture is sized in between
98 centimeters to 107 centimeters with broad wings , short slightly
wedge shaped tail ,adult are dark brown , juveniles are blackish dark
, ruff and upper breast contrasting red paler adult.
Almost naked head and
both sexes are alike, but females are the large in size.
It has distribution
from Southern Europe , North Africa , The Middle East , Central Asia
, Mongolia, East China , It has a small reintroduced
population in France.
Ecology : It is seen sitting on top of trees or on higher
places , where they get higher views , It is very large sized and almost black
in color , In vision
sometimes gives resemblance as a sitting adult , covered with a black
sheet & enjoying sun light in winter morning.
Threats : In India hunting is probably not a threat to this
bird and lac of food is also not a problem , But medicine diclofenac
is considered as threat to this bird though it is still not