Vulturidae, Old World vultures, excluding Australia.
Among birds of prey, four vultures are found, including the common scavengers (Gyps indicus and G.
He was, indeed, the first to show clearly the relationship of the heron-like birds with the Steganopodes; of storklike birds with the American vultures; the great difference between the latter and the other birds of prey; the connexion of the gulls and auks with the plovers, and that of the sand-grouse with the From Newton's FIG.
It is now generally agreed, however, that it is more closely allied with the eagles than with the vultures, and the sub-family Gypaetinae of the Falconidae has been formed to contain it.
Of vultures the black and white Egyptian variety (Neophron percnopterus) is most common.