One tough bird: vulture's genes help it thrive on rotting flesh

A diet of putrid rotting flesh may not be your cup of tea, but to the cinereous vulture, found across southern Europe and Asia, it is positively delightful. This tough bird, it turns out, is genetically wired to thrive on the stuff.

Reuters

Last updated on 22 October 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Asia
Europe
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Aegypius monachus
Species group: 
Birds