Black Vulture

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Overview:

An American black vulture was recently spotted in the Delhi NCR region causing a stir amongst birdwatchers and conservationists.

About Black Vulture:

  • Black vultures are most abundant at low elevations. They breed in dense woodlands but usually forage in open habitats.
  • It is mainly found in the northeastern United States to Peru, Central Chile and Uruguay South America.
  • They typically avoid crossing large bodies of water and do not cover long distances. 
  • Conservation status
  • IUCN Red List: Least Concern

 


Q1) What is Vulture Recovery Plan?

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change launched this plan wherein,banning the veterinary use of diclofenac, finding its substitute and set up conservation breeding centres for vultures are the main goals.

Source: Escaped captivity? American black vulture spotted in Delhi, creates a flutter among birdwatchers