MBG's Field Reports - Explorations and Adventures

L a p p e t F a c e d V u l t u r e

The lappet-faced vulture has perfect adaptations for a scavenging life. Its powerful hooked bill cuts easily into dead animals. Its bare head and neck keep it from needed to clean its feathers after eating a messy carcass. It has huge broad wings, which are perfect for soaring and gliding for long periods. The vulture builds a huge stick nest at the top of a tree or on a crag. The female lays only 1 egg. The lappet-faced vulture lives in Africa.