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The Distribution and Status of Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius Monachus) at Jorbeer, Bikaner (Rajasthan, India: A Study of Near Threatened Monk Vulture

Author Affiliations

  • 1Environment and Wild Life Researcher, Desert Wild Life Society, Bikaner, Rajasthan, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 17-21, February,24 (2013)


Cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus) is winter migratory and arrives with flocks of Eurasian and Himalayan Griffonvultures at Jorbeer, Bikaner (Rajasthan). Population gradually increases in October and maximum population observedduring December to February. The maximum of 71 Cinereous vultures were recorded from October, 2001 to March, 2011.The population growth of these vultures were observed slow and consistent. The distribution of Cinereous vultures werecalculated in 40 villages around Jorbeer covering 4680 square / kilometers area between Latitude 27041' North to 28042'North and 73002' East to 73039' East Longitude as their home range. No sign of infection and disease were observed invultures. Nests have not been recorded as Cinereous vultures reaches with their young ones.


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