The bird cage of Azad was famed throughout Persia, often described as one of the wonders of the world. However, not even the Sultan's cherished bird collection escaped transformation by the Sands of Time.
These winged creatures attack the Prince and Farah on numerous occasions throughout their journey. Transformed by the power of the Sands of Time, these vultures now resemble the carrion they once ate.
Many times, Sand Vultures will attack while the Prince or Farah whenever they come within proximity of their territory. During the first encounter, if the player abstains from attacking the Vultures, Farah can easily kill all of them with a single arrow without the help of the player.
In other occasions, on flat terrain, the player can outrun the Sand Vultures and avoid conflict altogether. Otherwise, when balancing on beams and ledges, the Vultures must be attacked or they will push the Prince off the ledge and to his death.
Vultures can dealt with just as easily by the Prince with a single swipe from any given weapon he wields. He can also use the Dagger of Time to freeze Vultures in their place. however, the player must time their attacks just as the Vulture prepares to lunge at the Prince to successfully kill the Vulture.