Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania.
Omnivore. Seeds and leaves of grasses, herbs, berries, fruits, roots, bulbs, insects , scorpions, spiders, and small molluscs.
Habitat: semi-arid acacia thorn scrub and grassland with trees and bushes.
Incubation: 23-32 days, eggs 4–8
Social structure: flocks of 20 to hundreds birds.
Weight: max. male 1645gr, female 1523gr
Dimensions: 60-72 cm
Estimated population in the wild: common to abundant, stable
Threats: There are no major threats to this species
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
- They are named for their bald head and neck, which resembles a vulture.
- They can survive long periods without water.
- They have the ability to run at great speeds and rarely need to fly except when flying to their nocturnal roost.