Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcde+3bcde

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Justification of Red List category
This long-lived species qualifies as Endangered owing to a recent and extremely rapid population decline in India, presumably resulting from poisoning by the veterinary drug diclofenac, combined with severe long-term declines in Europe and West Africa, plus continuing declines through much of the rest of its African range.

Population size: 12000-38000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 62,100,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Neophron percnopterus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2021.