Record of Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus from Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India

  • Sailaja Nayak
  • Sunny Shah
  • Jimmy Borah

Abstract

We report a sighting of Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus from Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India. The current observations were made during a two month study on ‘Prey status and abundance in Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve’ during February-March 2015. Five species of vulture were recorded during this period: Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus; Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus; Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus; Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus and Cinereous Vulture. This is an additional record of a Cinereous Vulture sighting in the area. We highlight the need to evaluate the historical and current status of vulture populations in the area and assess the threats posed to vultures from unorganized carcass dumping sites in and around the reserve, as the past studies have been limited only to the north-western part of the reserve.
Published
2018-03-29
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