One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small white vulture with black wing tips, common in much of southern Eurasia and Africa.
Neophron percnopterus, family Accipitridae
- ‘On this 13-day tour you'll see imperial eagles, Egyptian vultures and Dalmatian pelicans, plus frescoed monasteries, Roman ruins and the monuments of the Thracian horsemen.’
- ‘Animal and human excrement are also significant parts of the diets of a few species, including Egyptian vultures and hooded vultures.’
- ‘The Fuji World of Hawks show starred Angel and Hawkeye, two Harris hawks, a gorgeous Malayan fish owl, a lagger falcon, red-tailed hawks, brahminy kites, a sea eagle, an Egyptian vulture, black Andean vultures and even adjutant storks.’
- ‘The Egyptian vulture, not content with rotten meat, also consumes cow and sheep feces.’
- ‘It draws kestrels, gray herons, falcons, and, for your life-list, occasional rare purple herons, Egyptian vultures, and oystercatchers.’
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