EGYPTIAN VULTURE

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The Egyptian Vulture is also called the Pharoahs Chicken. It has a very lengthy association with men, and drawings of it have been found inside the tombs of Egypt. The Egyptian Vulture is quite rare, In the case of India, this apparently is attributable to the widespread use of the NSAID Diclofenac in veterinary medicine, which enters the food chain of the species; the drug is extremely poisonous to vultures. Consequently, this species was uplisted from Least Concern to Endangered status in the 2007 IUCN Red List.[4] Egyptian vultures are very sociable animals. They are white in color or yellowish white, with black wing feathers.

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