Long-billed Vultures Mating, Ramanagaram

Tharangini Bala

Tharangini Bala

We were lucky to witness the courtship of Long-billed Vultures (Gyps indicus) in Ramanagaram (Ramadevarabetta) in January this year (2013). The process of both courtship and mating went on for a few minutes and they started the entire process again. We left the critically endangered vultures with their privacy and with a silent prayer that their brood grows!

It will be recalled that in response to a hard fought conservation battle, the government of Karnataka notified Ramadevarabetta as a Vulture Sanctuary on January 31, 2012. Read more about the notification as well as the case study on Conservation India.

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Tharangini Bala
The author is a Bangalore-based designer by profession and a bird photographer by passion.


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