Friday, September 12, 2014

Red Headed Vulture or Asian King Vulture at Madhav National Park Shivpuri, M.P









This grand Asian King Vulture or Red headed Vulture was sitting at the top of tree in Madhav National Park, Shivpuri. It has grand appearance and has power of attracting every one. It has red head , beautiful red eyes and black curved beak  . Its coat is brown which adds royality to its personality And above all those red claw! it seems  it is wearing red boot to make its look perfect.
Scientifically Known as Sarcogyps calvus) is a scavenger bird and has been declared critically endangered by IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature). Their number reduced due to the use of Diclofenac a medacine used to treat livestock.Vulture feeding on these livestock suffered renal failure and death.This drug has been phased out and it seems their number is increasing now.