Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of vultures: synonymous with Neophron.

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Examples

  • At least 30 species are known to breed on Socotra, including a significant population of Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus).

    Socotra Island xeric shrublands

  • Other birds include Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Bonelli's eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus, booted eagle H. pennatus, marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus, lanner falcon Falco biarmicus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus (threatened), collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and Moussier's redstart Phoenicurus moussieri.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Among the most prominent bird species to be mentioned are griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

    Northwest Iberian montane forests

  • There is another species, the percnopterus, very large, with white head, very short wings, long tail-feathers, in appearance like a vulture.

    The History of Animals

  • Eagles (_Aquila imperialis_ and the rarer _Aquila fulva_), vultures (_Vultur monachus_, _Gyps fulvus_, _Neophron percnopterus_), owls, kites, and the smaller birds of prey are extraordinarily abundant; singing birds are consequently rare.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • It is common in Egypt, where it is popularly called "Pharaoh's chicken" (the Neophron percnopterus), and is found in Palestine only during summer.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • The zamuros are the ibisis of this country, and they render the same service to the inhabitants of the Llanos as the Vultur percnopterus to the inhabitants of Egypt.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • Other bird species include bee eaters (Merops spp.) and wheat eaters (Oenanthse spp.), the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), and greater spotted eagle (Aquila clanga), pheasants, doves, and three types of owls.

    Baluchistan xeric woodlands

  • Larger birds of the ecoregion include the houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata), black-bellied and pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alcata, P. orientalis), cream-colored courser (Cursorius cursor), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetus), short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), steppe eagle (Aquila rapax), Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), and saker falcon (Falco cherrug).

    Central Asian southern desert

  • Larger birds of the ecoregion include the houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata), black-bellied and pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alcata, P. orientalis), cream-colored courser (Cursorius cursor), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetus), short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), steppe eagle, (Aquila rapax), Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), and saker falcon (Falco cherrug).

    Central Asian northern desert

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