bearded vulture

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the largest Eurasian bird of prey

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Leshem's eyes gleam as he tells me that Peres--who changed his last name from Persky in 1945 when he saw a bearded vulture (peres in Hebrew) fly overhead--said during the announcement that "ornithology is one of the main assets of our small country.
Other species that are particularly vulnerable to poisoning are the red kite (Milvus milvus), the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus).
The most common species are the peregrine falcon, the rock dove nd the golden eagle, but also the so-called bearded vulture, with is very uncommon today.
Normal hematologic and blood chemistry values for clinical use and age-related changes are reported as reference values for the endangered bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus).
Do females control matings in polyandrous Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) trios?
Background: There are three large vulture species in Europe: the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus); black vulture (Aegypius monachos); and bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus).
However, large carnivores - as well as scavenger raptors such as the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) and bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) - are still under serious threat, especially from poisoning, even in protected areas.
The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) is listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive, and is catalogued as In Danger of Extinction in the Spanish Catalogue of Endangered Species (RD 139/2011).
However, the vulture restaurants' attempts to conserve the endangered population of bearded vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) in the Pyrenees have had undesirable responses: while the number of breeding pairs increased, the breeding success dropped dramatically.
Soaring in the skies above are lammergeyer, or bearded vultures, frequently hauling massive bones into the air and dropping them to the ground so they shatter and expose their highly-coveted nutritious marrow.
High in the skies, lammergeyer - bearded vultures - ride the air currents, taking marrow-filled bones up into the sky before dropping them and smashing them on the ground below, exposing the juicy marrow.
The series also looks at the extraordinary array of wildlife which lives around the river, from the Asiatic brown bears, snow leopards and bearded vultures which have made their home in the mountains, to the wild elephants that live in the foothills, to the mahseer, the largest freshwater fish in the world, that swim in its waters.