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Lappet-Faced Vulture
(Torgor tracheliotos)
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© Stephenmeese
Taxonomy
 
Location
 
 
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Torgos
Species: tracheliotos
IUCN Status:
Vulnerable
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Located

    The lappet-faced vulture is located in some parts of
    northern and eastern Africa and also in southern Africa.  
    It can be found in parts of Arabia.    

Diet

    The lappet-faced vulture will feed mostly on carcasses of
    dead animals since it is a scavenger.  If necessary it
    may prey upon live animals.


Habitat

    Lappet-faced vultures live in the open and desert plain
    areas of Africa and Arabia.  They will build their nests in
    trees.

Size

    Approximate size of a lappet-faced vulture:
    Average length is 3.5 ft.

Reproduction

    The lappet-faced vulture will usually lay a single egg per
    clutch.