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bearded vulture

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bearded vulture

(Animals) another name for lammergeier
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or lam•mer•gey•er or lam•mer•geir

(ˈlæm ərˌgaɪ ər, -ˌgaɪər)

a large, eaglelike Eurasian vulture, Gypaëtus barbatus, with a tuft of bristlelike feathers below the bill.
[1810–20; < German Lämmergeier=Lämmer, pl. of Lamm lamb + Geier vulture]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bearded vulture - the largest Eurasian bird of preybearded vulture - the largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill
Old World vulture - any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
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There was Rosie the Andean Condor; Barty the Bearded Vulture, Nikita the Steller's Sea Eagle and Poppy the Peregrine Falcon.
Attended by their human handlers, the feathered stars of the show include Rosie, an Andean Condor; Barty, a Bearded Vulture; Nikita, a Steller's Sea Eagle; Poppy, and the Peregrine Falcon.
After months of tracking and searching for signs through paw marks, carcasses and scavengers such as the lammergeier (bearded vulture) and red fox, Khan managed to film a mother snow leopard.
A sighting of a rare bearded vulture, the largest bird in the Alps, was a highlight, alongside the view of a furry backside of a disappearing marmot.
Apart from the cinereous vulture, they are the griffon, Egyptian and bearded vulture. Their populations are far from large, consisting of several hundred to several thousand pairs.
Lappet-faced vulture Bearded vulture 2 photos RIYADH: Scientific studies by researchers from the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) show that a huge number of vulture deaths are a result of poisoning, which will eventually threaten the wildlife ecological balance.
Besides the Himalayan brown and black bear, other rare wildlife mammal species found in these rocky regions at altitudes of 2,800 metres or about 9,100 feet are the snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, ibex, red fox, musk deer, marmot, pika, weasel, palm civet, and yellow throated marten, besides 85 bird species, including the Himalayan griffon and bearded vulture.
Although lead poisoning has been documented in all 4 species of vultures living in Spain, the griffon vulture, (1) cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), (13) bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), (14) and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), (15) we did not find any reports of lead poisoning in the vulture species living in Portugal.
Ray merely hops over the channel to find meadows in the Alps teaming with wild flowers, marmots, ibex, and rare creatures like the bearded vulture. Ooh la la.
He also finds time for mountaineering as he goes in search of one of Europe's rarest birds, the bearded vulture.