Aegypius Savigny, Descrip. de l'Egypte, Ois., i, pp. 8,13 (1809).
Type, Vultur monachus Linn.
In Aegypius the hill is comparatively short, very strong, deep and curving from the cere; nostrils round; head broad and covered with down, short on the crown, longer on the nape; neck naked, the ruff present, not very conspicuous but -reaching up to the back of the neck.