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  • The mountains support a population of the lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), significant in the Middle East since the species is threatened and declining in the region; it is listed as vulnerable on the 2000 IUCN Red List.

    Al Hajar Al Gharbi montane woodlands

  • The lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), is considered vulnerable by BirdLife International (2000) and is found throughout the ecoregion.

    Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands

  • The poisoning of predators has disastrous effects for other species, and has caused a large decline in lappet-faced vultures.

    Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands

  • "Eight species, including the wattled crane, lappet-faced vulture and the Cape parrot are already extinct ...," it states.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Though the lappet-faced vulture is the largest of the Old World vultures, and is known for its aggression and belligerence, the chicks were remarkably docile.

    Ugly Overload

  • White-backed and lappet-faced vultures; marabou storks with their ghastly death's-heads; secretary birds taller than a 10-year-old and black-chested snake eagles converged in such numbers the trees seemed certain to tip under the load.

    The Seattle Times

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  • Further evidence that birds evolved from dinosaurs...

    February 20, 2008

  • Yes indeed. A true beauty.

    February 20, 2008

  • Wow, you really can see her pale, well-rounded thighs.

    February 20, 2008

  • Here you go. :-)

    C_b, I've heard that O'Brian's novels include a lot of discussion on birds. That so?

    February 19, 2008

  • "'There, there!' cried Stephen. 'Below the storks—to the right—that is a lappet-faced vulture, my dear sir. My lappet-faced vulture at last. You can see her pale, well-rounded thighs, almost white.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 56

    February 19, 2008