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Griffon vulture
Subject: Griffon vulture
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Griffon vulture

Griffon, also called griffon vulture, carrion-eating bird of prey of Eurasia and N Africa; it has gold or sandy-brown plumage. It is gregarious and nests in large flocks in caves or on cliffs. Length: 1m. Family Accipitridae; species Gyps fulvus.

Scientific Name: Gyps fulvus (Hablizl, 1783)
Common Names: Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Griffon, Eurasian Griffon Vulture
French: Vautour fauve; German: Gänsegeier; Spanish: Buitre leonado
Taxonomy: Vultur fulvus Hablizl, 1783, Samamisian Alps, Gilan, Iran.

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