Unfortunately, poisoning is one of the main causes of the decline of the griffon vulture
(Gyps fulvus) population in Cyprus -- poisoning was the cause of the death of seven griffons in the period 2015-2016 and one of the reasons for the disappearance of the cinereous vulture as a nesting species, while several species of birds of prey are poisoned each year by baits," it said.
According to the RSPB, the highest flier of all is the Ruppell's griffon vulture
, which can break the 11,000-metre mark.
The Griffon Vulture
is the largest bird of prey in Cyprus and also the most threatened.
Ecological basis of conservation and survival of Eurasian Griffon Vulture
(Gyps fulvus Hablizl 1783) on Balkan Peninsula.
Thus, lead may be one of the threats that the griffon vulture
(Gyps fulvus) laces in the Iberian Peninsula and particularly in Portugal, where their conservation status is considered to be near-threatened.
Correspondingly, our study assessed the status of breeding and overall population of Himalayan Griffon vulture
Gyps himalayensis around Himalayan ranges of Muzaffarabad and Hattian districts, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan during the years 2005, and 2007-2010 (year 1, 2-5).
The home range of this resident griffon vulture
population is located within a radius of roughly 50 km around the main colonies (global home range area used by all birds approaches 10,000 [km.
What makes the region unique is the existence of rare species of birds, such as the griffon vulture
(Gyps fulvus), the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), the royal or golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), the short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus), the long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus), diverse species of falcon (Falco peregrinus, Falco naumanni), etc.
PREENING A griffon vulture
takes care of its feathers
According to environmentalists there are 82 bird species in the area, including the griffon vulture
, laggar falcon, peregrine falcon, kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk, Egyptian vulture and white-cheeked bulbul.
THE bird which brought down the plane was most likely a griffon vulture
- the largest and heaviest species in the Himalayas.
Raise your eyes and you might see a griffon vulture
, easily mistaken for an eagle, hovering high above.