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Griffon Vulture

(Gyps fulvus)
Alternate name(s): "Eurasian Griffon"
German name(s): "Gänsegeier"

Size: 0.9-1.2 m; wing span 2.3-2.8 m
Weight: 6.2-10 kg (male); 6.5-11 kg (female)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Griffon Vulture at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "fulvus"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Griffon Vulture on a hill ridge (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, June 2014]

Griffon Vultures perched on a rock ledge (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Rio Tejo, Portas de Rodao, Centro de Portugal, Portugal, March 2016]

Griffon Vultures perched in a tree (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2013]

Near-frontal/ventral view of Griffon Vultures in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Rio Tejo, Portas de Rodao, Centro de Portugal, Portugal, March 2016]

Ventral view of a Griffon Vulture in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Rio Tejo, Portas de Rodao, Centro de Portugal, Portugal, March 2016]

Ventral view of two Griffon Vultures in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2015]

View from above onto Griffon Vultures in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Rio Tejo, Portas de Rodao, Centro de Portugal, Portugal, May 2018]

Distant view of one of two Griffon Vultures soaring high above a hill ridge (photo courtesy of M. Ehle)
[Near Valdemaqueda, Sierra Oeste de Madrid, Spain, March 2019]

Food, Diet

Carcass of a sheep left behind by a mob of Griffon Vultures and Eurasian Black Vultures (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2013]

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