Red-headed vulture is critically endangered

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Recently, The Red-headed vulture was spotted in the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.

About Red-headed vulture

  • This is one of the 9 species of Vulture which are found in India
  • It is also called the Asian King vulture or Pondicherry Vulture was extensively found in India but its numbers drastically reduced after diclofenac poisoning.
  • Conservation status
  • UCN Red List: Critically Endangered
  • Wildlife ProtectioIn Act, 1972: Schedule 1

Key facts about the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located on the Southern Delhi Ridge of the Aravalli hill range on the Delhi-Haryana border and in Southern Delhi as well as northern parts of the Faridabad and Gurugram districts of Haryana.
  • It is at the end of an important wildlife corridor that starts from Sariska National Park in Alwar, Rajasthan.
  • Flora:  Wide variety of trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses.

Fauna: A large number of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies.


Q1) What type of Fauna is found in the Sariska Tiger Reserve?

Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park where you will find a perfect intermingling of nature. It contains mountains, grasslands, dry deciduous forests and cliffs which span over 800 square kilometres.

Sources: Red-headed vulture seen at Delhi’s Bhatti mines, first since 2017