Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus


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Further resources

IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group

Action Plan for the Cinereous Vulture in Europe

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

Jump to the case study for this species in Wildlife comeback in Europe: The recovery of selected mammal and bird species (Deniet et al. 2003)

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BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Aegypius monachus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/cinereous-vulture-aegypius-monachus on 04/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/06/2023.