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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.


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  • The "Torgos" was featured at least three times on local television, which indicates the interest such high technology systems are attracting.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • These include the "Torgos" long-range precision-strike missile and the upgraded version of "Seeker", an unmanned air vehicle that has been exported abroad.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Many of these are now rare in Thailand, including green peafowl Pavo muticus, red-headed vulture Torgos calvus, Kalij pheasant Lophura leucomelana, Burmese peacock-pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum, rufous-necked hornbill Aceros nipalensis and white-winged wooduck Cairina scutulata.

    Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand

  • The mountains support a population of the lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), significant in the Middle East since the species is threatened and declining in the region; it is listed as vulnerable on the 2000 IUCN Red List.

    Al Hajar Al Gharbi montane woodlands

  • The lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), is considered vulnerable by BirdLife International (2000) and is found throughout the ecoregion.

    Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands

  • Other species of special concern in the Southern African context are the African wild cat, honey badger (Mellivora capensis), pangolin (Manis temminckii), aardvark (Orycteropus afer), kori bustard (Ardeotis kori), bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), martial eagle, whiteheaded (Trigonoceps occipitalis), lappetfaced (Torgos tracheliotus), and Cape (Gyps coprotheres) vultures.

    Kalahari xeric savanna


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