White-headed Vulture

White-headed Vulture by AFC

Trigonoceps occipitalis by Anne Peyton
(8 in. x 8 in. | Acrylic | ID#4232)

Family: ACCIPITRIDAE | Conservation Status: Critically Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
 

Artist Statement

I chose a White-headed Vulture because I wanted to call attention to the struggles of old world vultures. These birds are in serious decline due to excessive poisoning of wildlife which then affects predators and carrion-dependent species. The vultures also face threats from human expansion including electrocution from high-voltage power lines.
 
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