griffon vulture


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Noun1.griffon vulture - large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wingsgriffon vulture - large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
Old World vulture - any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
genus Gyps - a genus of Accipitridae
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Translations
hanhikorppikotka
swallow
Gyps fulvus
grifas
beloglavi jastreb
gåsgam
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An endangered griffon vulture, which started flying in Serbia and became exhausted in E[currency]anlyurfa (Turkey) after flying 1600 kilometers long on its seasonal migration route, was carried to Belgrade by Turkish Cargo.
Griffon vulture Nelson crossed into war-torn Yemen in search of food but ended up in the hands of Yemeni fighters -- and temporarily in jail for suspected espionage.
The report also sounded the alarm with regard to species' protection, referring in particular to endangered species such as the Griffon Vulture, threatened by the use of poison-bait in the countryside.
The fire took hold of an aviary within the Bird of Prey Centre at the park and a Ruppell Griffon Vulture and a White Tailed Sea Eagle were killed as a result last Wednesday evening.
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 a large bird of prey that belongs to the Old World vulture group and can be found over a wide geographic range (northwest Africa, Iberian Peninsula, Balkans, Middle East, and India).
Therefore, the shortage of food availability was found to be a major factor responsible for declining population of the Himalayan Griffon vulture in the area.
aDelivered through the local native key wildlife species a fallow deer, red deer, wild living horses, wolves, brown bears, several vulture species (black vulture, Egyptian vulture and griffon vulture), a high number of raptor species and the small-sized but extremely important Souslik or European ground squirrela, he continues.
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.