Vulturidae, Old World vultures, excluding Australia.
Among birds of prey, four vultures are found, including the common scavengers (Gyps indicus and G.
In the cultivated parts of Yemen and Tehama small birds are very numerous, so also are birds of prey, vultures, kites and hawks.
The most important are eagles, kites, vultures, falcons, owls, horn-bills, cranes, pheasants (notably the argus, fire-back and peacock-pheasants), partridges, ravens, crows, parrots, pigeons, woodpeckers, doves, snipe, quail and swallows.
These are to be left on the appointed places (dakhmas) and exposed to the vultures and wild dogs.