Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The habitat of Indian Long billed Vulture (Gyps indicus)
Six were sighted in Navegaon Forest Range (Maharashtra).
These birds are scavengers and thus are depended upon the Natural cycle of Life and death of living organisms. Such sightings are becoming rarer and rarer
These are the cleaners of our environment and are in serious trouble these days

The scarcity of carcasses and drugs administered to cattle are some of the major problems for Vultures. There is scarcity of cattle carcasses due to utilization of dead cattle for various purposes including human consumption. Drugs administered to cattle are found to be a cause of vulture decline. The vulture numbers have declined very rapidly.

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