Griffon Vulture

Gyps fulvus - Vautour fauve

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Gyps

  • Species
    :

    fulvus

Descriptor

Hablizl, 1783

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 110 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 240 à 280 cm.
  • Weight
    : 8000 à 11000 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Gyps fulvus fulvus (s Europe and n Africa to c Asia)
  • Gyps fulvus fulvescens (Afghanistan to n India)

Foreign names

  • Vautour fauve,
  • Buitre Leonado,
  • Grifo,
  • Gänsegeier,
  • Fakó keselyű,
  • Vale Gier,
  • Grifone eurasiatico,
  • Gåsgam,
  • Gåsegribb,
  • sup bielohlavý,
  • sup bělohlavý,
  • Gåsegrib,
  • hanhikorppikotka,
  • voltor comú,
  • Gæsagammur,
  • sęp płowy,
  • baltgalvas grifs,
  • beloglavi jastreb,
  • Белоголовый сип,
  • シロエリハゲワシ,
  • 西域兀赞,
  • 兀鷲,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) :

Geographic range

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