ECO-ETHOLOGY OF EGYPTIAN VULTURE (Neophron percnopterus) AT JORBEER, BIKANER (RAJASTHAN)

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BALRAM SAIN
DIGVIJAY SINGH SHEKHAWAT

Abstract

Vultures are graceful birds and are important constituent of ecosystem. Vultures play a key role in keeping our surroundings clean and disease-free by disposing off animal carcasses and municipal dumps. We can see them soaring high up in the heavens or majestically gliding down in search of food in different parts of the surface. Out of nine species found in India seven species are reported at Jorbeer Bikaner district north western Rajasthan. Egyptian Vultures (Neophron percnopterus) is resident species of Jorbeer, Bikaner.  Population estimation of a species is necessary for conservation point of view. So, Eco-Ethology of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) have been investigated in the present study.

Keywords:
Feeding, fighting, preening, resident, scavenging, sunning, vulture.

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SAIN, B., & SHEKHAWAT, D. (2019). ECO-ETHOLOGY OF EGYPTIAN VULTURE (Neophron percnopterus) AT JORBEER, BIKANER (RAJASTHAN). UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 39(4), 171-176. Retrieved from http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/1415
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