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Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus



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Further resources

Cambodia Vulture Conservation Action Plan

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

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Sarcogyps calvus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2018.