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Fawn Station : Raptors ahoy!

Fawn Station : Raptors ahoy!

In the month of April 2015, we had thrown open our doors to the Editor’s office for our new guest editor, who shared his personal experiences of the amazing wildlife he encounters.

 

Fawn Station : Raptors ahoy!

 

The Red-headed Vulture or the King Vulture is one of the rarest birds in Asia. Vultures are very important for our ecosystem. Vultures are scavengers and by eating dead animals, or carcasses, they clean the environment. Like all vultures, the Red-headed Vulture is also bald. I saw the Red-headed Vulture in Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh when I was looking up at the sky to spot some birds. There were two of them and their wingspan was almost two meters! They were mostly black but had bold, white lines under their wings. I had also seen two Red-headed Vultures in Chitwan National Park in Nepal, but they were in a cage for breeding. I liked seeing the ones at Panna because they were in the wild. This is my favorite bird until now.

This article was originally featured in the 2015 April edition of Saevus magazine

About the Author /

Agastya is 8 years old and lives in Noida. A wildlife enthusiast, he is most fascinated by reptiles and the cat family. He is also interested in cricket and reading.

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