Desert Animals

Lappet-Faced Vulture
Lappet-Faced Vulture
Class: Aves: Birds Diet: Carrion
Order: Falconiformes: Birds of Prey 
Size: body:100 - 115 cm (39 - 45 in)
Family: Accipitridae: Vultures, Eagles, Hawks Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Torgos tracheliotus Habitat: bush, desert
Range: Northern, southern, and eastern Africa

Size of Lappet-Faced VultureThe lappet-faced is a typical Old World vulture with perfect adaptations for a scavenging life. Its powerful hooked bill cuts easily into carrion, and its bare head and neck save lengthy feather-cleaning after plunging deep into a messy carcass. The immense broad wings, with widely spaced primary feathers, are ideal for soaring and gliding for long periods, using few wing beats. No real mating display has been observed. A huge stick nest is made at the top of a tree or on a crag, and the female lays 1 egg. 

Range of Lappet-Faced Vulture
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