Vultures; any of 23 species of large carrion-eating birds that live predominantly in the tropics and subtropics. Different species of vultures of firstly classified into two groups, the old world vultures and the new world vultures.
The largest species of vulture, the Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), typically has a wingspan of up to 2.8 m (9 ft.) and weighs up to 8.5 kg (19 lb.).
You cannot see a Vultures ear because a fine skin covers the ear to stop blood and other bits getting into it when they are feasting on the carcass of a dead animal.
Most vultures have a large pouch in the throat (crop) and can go for long periods without food
A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of normal feathers
Although vultures are generally fairly solitary animals, groups of vultures are often seen circling prey from the sky above
Several species have a good sense of smell, unusual for the Raptors, and are able to smell dead animals from great heights, up to a mile away. Others find carcasses exclusively by sight.
Most have broad food habits, consuming carrion, garbage, and even excrement, but rarely do they descend upon live animals.
The mountain-dwelling bearded vulture is the only vertebrate to specialize in eating bones,