Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis


Acharya, R.; Cuthberts, R.; Baral, H. S.; Shah, K. B. 2009. Rapid population declines of Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis in Upper Mustang, Nepal. Bird Conservation International 19(1): 99-107.

Das, D.; Cuthbert, R.; Jakati, R. D.; Prakash, V. 2010. Diclofenac is toxic to the Himalayan Griffon Vulture Gyps himalayensis . Bird Conservation Internatnational 21: 72–75.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Inskipp, C., Baral, H.S., Phuyal, S., Bhatt, T.R., Khatiwada, M., Inskipp, T., Khatiwada, A., Gurung, S., Singh, P.B., Murray, L., Poudyal, L. and Amin, R. 2016. The Status of Nepal’s Birds: the National Red List series. Zoological Society of London.

Joshi, M. K., Chalise, M. K., Chaudhary, A. and Katuwal, H. B. 2015. Himalayan Vultures in Khodpe, far-west Nepal: Is there any threat? Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(14): 8128-8133.

Paudel, K., Amano, T., Acharya, R., Chaudhary, A.. Baral, H. S., Bhusal, K. P., Chaudhary, I. P., Green, R. E., Cuthbert, R. J. and Galligan, T. H. 2015. Population trends in Himalayan Griffon in Upper Mustang, Nepal, before and after the ban on diclofenac. Bird Conservation International doi:10.1017/S0959270915000192.

Prakash. V.; Bishwakarma, M. C.; Chaudhary, A.; Cuthbert, R.; Dave, R.; Kulkarni, M.; Kumar, S.; Paudel, K.; Ranade, S.; Shringarpure, R.; Green, R. E. 2012. The population decline of Gyps vultures in India and Nepal has slowed since veterinary use of diclofenac was banned. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49118.

UNEP/CMS. 2016. CMS Multi-species Action Plan to conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) - Report from the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the conservation of migratory birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU). Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Gyps himalayensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/05/2020.