Himalayan Griffon Vulture on the wing, spotted soaring
over Pokhara, Nepal. This scavenger feeds mostly from carcasses of
animals, which it finds by hovering over the mountains, relying on
favourable wind conditions, such as thermals and updrafts.
Himalayan Griffon Vulture
It can cruise for more than six hours and cover more than 160 kilometers in
a single day, scanning the ground for carrion.