Bearded Vulture

Like other Old World vultures, bearded vultures have poor sense of smell, causing them to rely on excellent eyesight for locating carcasses.

Like all birds, bearded vultures perceive their environments through visual, tactile, auditory, and chemical stimuli.

They are considered Old World vultures, and like other vultures of this group, have a poorly developed sense of smell. These birds rely heavily on excellent eyesight to locate carcasses.

Sources: (Blumstein, 1990; Ferguson-Lees & Christie, 2001; Tenenzapf, 2011)
Image: Zweer de Bruin


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