Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Text and Image : Bhautik R. Desai
In December, 2014, I was invited at Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) for wild Ass census(Counting of Population). It was held by Gujarat Forest Department. I was allotted a location on subzone Sammi, Kodha Environmental Education Center.
On 21st December I was 15k.m distance from the allotted location when I noticed some strange movements around. It was 2 pm in the afternoon.
I saw a Eurasian Griffon Vulture on some dead animal. Using my binoculars I could see that the dead animal was a wild ass. I clicked a shot and shared it with forest officials and guards. They confirmed that it was indeed a Griffon Vulture Juvenile
feeding on a wild ass. It had never been recorded before to the best of my inquiries.
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