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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lammergeier



juvenile


















Adult



Juvenile Lammergeier, Serra de Boumort, Catalonia Spring 2014

The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), also known as the lammergeier or lammergeyer, is a bird of prey, and the only member of the genus Gypaetus. Traditionally considered an Old World vulture, it actually forms a minor lineage of Accipitridae together with the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), its closest living relative. It is not much more closely related to the Old World vultures proper than to, for example, hawks, and differs from the former by its feathered neck. Although dissimilar, the Egyptian and bearded vulture each have a lozenge-shaped tail – unusual among birds of prey.
For more information see: -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearded_Vulture

A short video of an adult and juvenile Lammergeier:-


video

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