Himalayan vulture makes a comeback in the Aravalis
Source: The Times of India, Date: April , 2015
The Himalayan griffon vulture, a threatened species was recently
spotted in the Aravalis along Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, near Mangar Bani
sacred grove. While the Griffon may have been spotted in the 1990s in NCR by
some birders, its sighting is nevertheless very exciting, they said.
Vultures in Indian cities and towns showed a steep decline since the
1990s possibly due to Diclofenac poisoning from cattle carcasses they fed on.
Some birders say they are making a quiet comeback even while studies claim that
juvenile vultures that migrate from central Asia, Mongolia, China and others
pass through India. Even during their short stay here, they are affected by
Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.