Scavenging bird of prey

Vultture /Aegypius monachus in Latin, Cinerous Vulture in English/ is one of the biggest birds of Mongolia and registered in Red Book. 
They live only in central Asia and African plains at the height of 8-12000m altitude. They are easily found at the region of Vulture valley, Sevrei, Noyon, Bayan soums of South Gobi and even possible to see almost all part of Mongolia. Although they regard biggest bird of the country, they are calm and friendly-behaved birds. A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of normal feathers. Although it has been historically believed to help keep the head clean when feeding, the bare skin may play an important role in thermoregulation. Vultures have been observed to hunch their bodies and tuck in their heads in the cold, and open their wings and stretch their necks in the heat. Vultures also use urine as a way to keep themselves cool by urinating on themselves. They have the long and wide wings, triangle edged tail feather and naked white-grey or yellow breasts. When opening its wings, it measures 3 metre weighing around 7-11kg.
They barely attack to the healthy animals for prey but gather on carcasses of dead animals. When a carcass has too thick a hide for its beak to open, it waits for a larger scavenger to eat first. Vast numbers have been seen upon battlefields. They gorge themselves when prey is abundant, until their crops bulge, and sit, sleepy or half torpid, to digest their food.