Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman
The Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) is an Old World vulture. It breeds in a stick nest in trees (often palms) in much of Africa south of the Sahara, laying one egg.
This species is classified as Endangered as there is evidence that it is probably experiencing a very rapid decline owing to hunting, persecution and indiscriminate poisoning, as well as habitat loss and degradation. Further study is required to obtain a more robust assessment of its population trend. Given evidence of recent declines in various parts of its range, this species's population is estimated to number a maximum of 197,000 individuals.
More information: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/106003372/0
Hooded vulture in the Gambia
Left: Juvenile bird
Left: Adult bird
Left: sunbathing vulture