PROPOSAL FOR A NEW NATURE RESERVE FOR HOODED VULTURES IN AMSTERDAM – 2008
Location: Schuilkerk, Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam.
The Hooded Vulture breeds in a stick nest in trees (often palms) in much of Africa
south of the Sahara, laying one egg. Like other vultures it is a scavenger, feeding
mostly from carcasses of dead animals and waste which it finds by soaring over
savannah and around human habitation, including waste tips and abattoirs.
This vulture is typically unafraid of humans.
Formerly classified as Least Concern by the IUCN, it was found to have been
rarer than previously believed and thus its status was uplisted to Endangered
on the 2011 Red List of Threatened species.