Rare injured vulture spotted skulking around Bukit Beruang

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 Jan 2021

MELAKA: A rare vulture was spotted by hikers at Bukit Beruang here.

One of the hikers, Klebang assemblyman Datuk Gue Teck, said the large bird of prey appeared injured and behaved aggressively towards humans when it was spotted Thursday (Jan 14) afternoon.

"One female hiker was almost attacked by the vulture when she attempted to get close to it," he said when interviewed.

He said the bird was moving around a foothill in Bukit Beruang.

Gue Teck said the bird is likely a Himalayan vulture, due to its light brownish plumage with black primaries, and brownish head.

Himalayan vultures are one of the largest vulture species and true raptors.

The species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and usually found in the Himalayan plateau.

Gue Teck said the Melaka Wildlife and National Park Department (Perhilitan) has been alerted.

"I was told Perhilitan will get the assistance of Melaka Zoo to rescue the bird," he said.

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