Himalayan Vultures near Dead Cow Carcass

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Himalayan Vultures near Dead Cow Carcass

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Himalayan vultures near the carrion of a cow that they ate (India)

They were near the carcass of a dead cow that had pretty-much cleaned to the bones.

They only left the head and legs (not soft and meaty enough to their tastes, I guess).

Himalayan vultures can reportedly strip a cow carcass of all meat in roughly 120 minutes!

View more photos of those vultures.

For more info about Himalayan griffon vultures, read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayan_vulture.

Date & GPS location
Photo taken on April 27, 2013
National Highway 94, Kupra, Uttarakhand 249141, India
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