griffon vulture

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large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings

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Last January, a griffon vulture, tagged with a transmitter labeled Tel Aviv University, touched down in a rural region of Saudi Arabia.
The griffon vulture is not entirely bald, but instead has fine, white down that covers its head and neck.
Summary: JEDDAH: Earlier this week, a griffon vulture was captured in the Hail area and brought to the local authorities for examination.
APP learnt on Friday that Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Quetta that stretches over 32,500 acres of land, habitats a large number of species of animals and birds including -Chiltan wildgoat or Markhor, Suleiman Markhor, Urial sheep, wolf, Jackal, Red fox, and Desert hare, species of birds include Houbara bustard, Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, Honey buzzard, Laggar falcon, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk, Scops owl, Common cuckoo, European bee-eater, Rock partridge, European nightjar, Long-billed pipit, Orphean warbler, Variable wheatear, Blue rock thrush, Stonechat, and Lichtensteins desert finch and reptiles- Monitor lizard, Russells viper, Saw scaled viper and Spiny tailed lizard.
Hills the Griffon Vulture is among the latest batch of newcomers to the UK's largest bird of prey centre.
5 -- color) A Cape Griffon vulture family tears apart some horse meat for a young chick born at the zoo.
A study by Luis Barrios and Alejandro Rodriguez found that wind farm mortality mainly affected two resident raptor species--the griffon vulture and common kestrel--and that only a small fraction of migrating birds were at risk from turbine collisions.
Pedro, a griffon vulture with a 10ft wingspan, failed to return from a regular exercise flight from his aviary in Llandeilo, Powys, after being ''dive-bombed'' by buzzards which forced him to fly out of the area.
The DVDs to be introduced on the evening will be At the Nest of Bionelli's Eagle by Loucas Christophorou and The Griffon Vulture by Loucas Christophorou.
Gandalf, a Ruppell's griffon vulture native to Africa, was performing at World of Wings in Cumbernauld on Sunday afternoon when she was chased off-course by three buzzards.
Background: There are three large vulture species in Europe: the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus); black vulture (Aegypius monachos); and bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus).
The huge griffon vulture, which has a wing span of 8ft 8in, is suspected of being a Mossad spy sent by Israel on a mission to gather information.
These include Monal, Koklas, Bearded Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Grey Heron, Starling, Golden Oriole, Paradise Flycatcher, Western Yellow-Billed Blue Magpie, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon and Black Bulbul.
WHILE Hills is somewhat pampered in Beamish, the Griffon Vulture in the wild is a scavenger.
The Eurasian griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) nests from Spain to northwestern Pakistan; some winter in India, but mast migrate to sub-Saharan Africa.