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Slender-billed Vulture - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Himalayan Long-billed Vulture

Photo © by James Eaton
Near Dibrugarh, Assam, India, April 2008
Gyps tenuirostris


77–103 cm (30¼-40½ in)

Similar Species

Larger than Indian Vulture


Asia: found in Kashmir through base of Himalayas to south-eastern Asia


Slender-billed Vulture (Immature)
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, 27 June 2013

This is a monotypic species[1].

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Indian Vulture by some authors


Lowland and foothill, open and partially wooded areas.



They feed on carrion, such as dead cattle. They will also scavenge at rubbish dumps.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2015)

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