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Synonyms for griffon

winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion

breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle

breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat

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

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The Griffon Vulture is the largest bird of prey in Cyprus and also the most threatened.
Three griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) were found prostrate on the ground and transported to 2 different wildlife rehabilitation centers for treatment.
Generally, roads towards the colonies were used as transects to assess the population status of Himalayan Griffon vultures.
The nests of the griffon vultures are located on steep cliffs along the canyons.
This year, the Nature and Parks Authority imported dozens of griffon vultures from Catalonia in Spain, Cyprus and Armenia in an effort to increase their numbers in Israel.
After the woman died and was eaten by vultures, the Times reported that a local campaign against Griffon vultures is gaining steam.
Perhaps this behavior is true for griffon vultures, although it has not been documented.
Five response parameters were considered in order to assess the presence of the cinereous vulture at the studied carcasses, in accordance with their characteristics: 1) the number of cinereous vultures that came to the carcass, 2) the ratio of cinereous vultures to griffon vultures, 3) the ratio of non-adult cinereous vultures (juveniles and sub-adults pooled) to the adults (> 5 years), 4) the time the vultures took to start eating, considering this to be the interval of time between the moment the carcass was delivered until the first cinereous vulture started to eat, and 5) how long the birds ate for, considering this to be the time that elapsed between the moment the first cinereous vulture started eating and the time when the last cinereous vulture at the carcass stopped eating.
More than 100 Spanish griffon vultures made a rare trek north into Belgium early in the week looking for food they can no longer find in northern Spain, said Jan Rodts of Flanders Bird Protection.
On the neighbouring island of Cres there is an eco-centre at Beli where heroic efforts are being made to breed and protect rare white-headed griffon vultures.
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.