Endangered white-rumped vulture sighted in Jajarkot

The white-rumped vulture, an endangered species, has been spotted in Jajarkot district.

The species of the scavenger white-rumped vulture that had disappeared from sight for the past two years, was spotted again at Barekot Rural Municipality, said Gobinda Singh, life-time member of the Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) and vet technician at the District Livestock Office.

“Prior to this, a white-rumped vulture nest was found at Bheri Municipality”, he said. “however, lack of adaptable environment forced the bird to migrate elsewhere.”

According to the BCN, a total of 13 types of vultures are found in the world. Of them, nine are found in Nepal. Four are found in Jajarkot district alone. RSS