Portrait - Slender Billed Vulture

Portrait - Slender Billed Vulture:


We went across the river in Dhikala Zone of Jim Corbett National Park in search of Parwali Tigress and if possible her cubs as well. But we had one glimpse of her just for few seconds in three safaries.

One afternoon as we crossed the river and just entered the Jungle on the far side of river, we saw lots of Vultures near the river bank. Our hopes soared thinking that, the tigress might have made a kill and the vultures are around there.
We reached the spot and there was no tiger, but a few Slender Billed Vultures (Gyps tenuirostris) on a dead tree.
Used the opportunities to click this portrait. These Vultures were earlier known as Long billed Vultures.
Usually 80 to 95 cm (31 to 37 in), in length, its mostly grey with a pale rump and grey undertail coverts. The thighs have whitish down. The neck is long. The black head is angular and narrow with the dark bill appearing narrow midway.
Its a critically endangered species. 
Nikon | 600 mm | f/4 | ISO 100 | 1/1600 seconds