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White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1788)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it has suffered an extremely rapid population decline primarily as a result of feeding on carcasses of animals treated with the veterinary drug diclofenac.



BirdLife Species Guardian: Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN)

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 9,540,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Gyps bengalensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.