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An Endangered Species

EGYPTIAN VULTURE

In
any
country
where
the
Egyptian
Vulture
is
located,
they
are
illegal
to
hunt
and
kill.

Kingdom:

 Animalia They
have
no
sense
of
smell.
They
are
 Hawks,
Eagles,
and
other
Vultures
are

Phylum:

Chordata
–
All
have
backbones. the
smallest
vulture
in
Europe.
In
 closely
related.
Class:

 






Aves
–
All
have
beaks. 2007
they
went
from
the
least

Order:

 






Falconiformes concern
(LC)
category
of
 They
can
be
found
in
Southern
Europe,
the

Family:

 Accipitridae endangerment
to
endangered
(EN)
 Middle
East,
India
and
all
of
Africa,
besides

Genus:

 Neophron category,
which
means
they
are
or
 for
the
most
southern
parts.
Species:

 N.
percnopterus were
dying
of
fast.


The
main
areas
where
they
are
found
is
in
the
 They
are
scavengers,
their
day
usually
consists
of
Klying
around
the
area
of

plains,
wetlands,
uplands,
and
mountains.
 which
they
live
to
search
carrion,
or
carcasses
of
other
animals.
If
they
can

They
are
sometimes
found
near
garbage
 even
barely
survive
the
winter,
then
they
do
not
need
to
migrate.
dumps
(but
not
permanently).
They
are
near
the
end
of
the
food
chain

since
they
are
scavengers.
Scavengers
do

not
hunt,
they
wait
for
something
to
die
or

VICTIM
for
something
else
to
kill,
then
they
swoop

in
and
take
the
rest.
They
have
special
beaks
that
allow
them

to
tear
raw
meat
and
Klesh
from
another

animal’s
carcass.
They
can
also
pick
up

stones
with
their
beaks,
which
allow
them

to
drop
the
stones
on
eggs,
such
as
ostrich

eggs,
and
crack
them
for
food.
They
are
able
to
reproduce
at
the
age
of

Kive.
Both
the
male
and
the
female
take
part

in
the
construction
of
the
nest.
They
carry

the
nesting
material
in
their
beaks,
unlike

most
other
raptors,
who
use
their
talons.

The
female
usually
lays
two
white
eggs

with
dark
brown
spots
at
a
time.
They
have

sexual
reproduction
which
means
they

have
to
Kind
a
mate,
and
internal

reproduction
which
means
that
the
male

fertilizes
the
eggs
from
inside
the
female’s

body.
In
southern
Africa
they
are
completely
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_vulture
extinct.
The
main
reason
for
this
is
a
type
of

shaman
(Sangoma)
who
use
them
for

rituals.
They
are
used
for
sacriKices
or
for

REFERENCES:
medicine.
The
vulture
parts
are
consumed

or
ground
into
medicine,
which
is
either
 <ref>
http://www.hawk‐conservancy.org/priors/egvult.shtml
</ref>
smoked,
drunk,
inhaled,
smeared
on
the
 <ref>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_vulture
</ref>
body,
given
as
an
enema
(
a
special
shot,
 <ref>
http://vultures.homestead.com/Egyptian.html
</ref>
which
is
taken
in
the
butt)
or
rubbed
into
an

incision
(cut
purposely
made).
They
are
also

poisoned
by
farmers
and
Kly
into
power

lines.

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