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.
often choose the highest and most inaccessible places for roosting and nesting.
GRIFFITH PARK - The Cape Griffon vultures
spread their wings, craned their necks and groaned before a tumbling cascade of ground meat and dead rats.
Although I'm unaware of any California condor casualties, the death toll has included golden eagles at Altamont, griffon vultures
in Spain, migratory songbirds, even bats (4,000 red bats in a single migration season at Backbone Mountain, Virginia).
Biblical birds threatened with extinction include such species as the heron or egret, eagles and vultures and kites, buzzards and lammergeiers, griffon vultures
and migrating quail.
TEN Griffon vultures
, the largest birds on the island with a wingspan of 2.
A campaign against Griffon vultures
is gathering pace in France after it was revealed that the carrion eaters had devoured the body of a 52-year-old woman who fell to her death in the Pyrenees.
Four little griffon vultures
hatched in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodope mountains, the team of the Bulgarian-Dutch project The New Thracian Gold announced.
This road through the Sierra de Grazalema natural park took us to two of Andalucia's famous pueblos blancos (white hill towns) - Zahara and Ronda, which bask in the sunshine at dizzying heights, circled lazily by huge griffon vultures
The frequency of injuries in raptors has been documented for Griffon Vultures
(Gyps fulvus) (Houston 1993), North American accipiters (Roth et al.
They included 409 griffon vultures
, 24 golden eagles, hawks and kestrels, 650 bats and 6,000 other birds, from doves to migrating birds.
The Dead Sea's decline threatens habitat for rare and endangered species -- including Griffon vultures
, lesser kestrals, black storks, `Ein Gedi mole vipers, Blantford foxes, green toads, Egyptian mongeese, Nubian ibexes and Euro-Asian boars.
THE Game and Wildlife Service is planning to set free, by the end of the, year the first group of Griffon vultures
brought in from Crete.
SUN, SEA AND STONES: Pebbly Baska on Krk' HOME FROM ROME: Pula amphitheatre' HAPPY LANDING: The bay at Cres, home to rare griffon vultures
My next discovery was that in Spain, a report commissioned by the regional government of Navarra concluded that 368 turbines at 10 sites had killed nearly 7,000 wild birds in a single year, including 409 griffon vultures
, 24 eagles and 650 bats.