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White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis



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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).

Explore HBW Alive for further information on this species

The Peregrine Fund - Asian Vulture Population Project

View photos and videos and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection

Media resources
Arkive species - Asian white-backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Gyps bengalensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/07/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/07/2017.