The Hooded vulture is a small vulture with mostly dark brown body plumage. They have a long thin powerful beak that is hooked at the end. Their head and neck is pale pink in colour and bare, consisting of minimal feathers. This allows them to reach into a carcass, to access soft tissue, without damaging any important feathers.
Hooded vultures will soar higher than most other vulture species and often spot food first with their incredible eyesight, which can see the Ultraviolet range.
Size: Hooded vultures are the smallest of the Old-World Vultures with a wingspan of approximately 1.6 meters, a body length up to 70cm and weighing up to 2.5kg.