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also lam·mer·gey·er  (lăm′ər-gī′ər)
A large vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) found in mountainous regions of southern Europe, Asia, and Africa, having stiff feathers that extend below the beak to form a beard and, unlike other vultures, a feathered head. Also called bearded vulture, ossifrage.

[German Lämmergeier : Lämmer, genitive pl. of Lamm, lamb (from Middle High German lamp, from Old High German lamb) + Geier, vulture (from Middle High German gīr, from Old High German).]
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Noun1.lammergeyer - the largest Eurasian bird of preylammergeyer - 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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In addition to mammals, 217 bird species and subspecies such as Levant sparrow hawk, great white pelican, dalmatian pelican, white-tailed eagle, lammergeyer, short-toed eagle, great bustard and little bustard can be found in Nakhchivan.
After hours the monotony was broken, a lone lammergeyer ( bearded vulture) circled the clear blue skies.
And one might see from one's own balcony, which has the peaks as well as bight in view, a lammergeyer swoop to an old goat's carcass.