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(Gypaetus barbatus)
Alternate name(s): "Bearded Vulture", "Ossifrage"
German name(s): "Lämmergeier", "Bartgeier"

Size: 1.05-1.25 ; wing span 2.35-2.75 m
Weight: 4.5-7.8 kg
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Bearded Vulture (=Lammergeier) at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "barbatus"


Sex unknown

Near-lateral view of a Lammergeier in flight (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[June 2018]

Ventral view of a Lammergeier in flight (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[June 2018]

Food, Diet

All raptors are carnivores. The diet of Lammergeiers consists to 70-90% of bones. Lammergeiers specialize in dropping bones onto rocks from great height to break them and get to the marrow.

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