Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Gray, 1844

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ace+4ace

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Critically Endangered because it has suffered an extremely rapid population decline, particularly across the Indian subcontinent, largely as a result of feeding on carcasses of animals treated with the veterinary drug diclofenac, perhaps in combination with other causes.

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

Population size: 730-870 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,130,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Gyps tenuirostris. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.