White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1788)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abce+4abce

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it has suffered an extremely rapid population decline of >99% over three generations, 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: 4000-6000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,370,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gyps bengalensis. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.