Griffon vulture

Griffon vulture
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Gyps
Species:G. fulvus
Binomial name
Gyps fulvus
(Hablizl, 1783)
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Range of griffon vulture

The griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a large Old World vulture in the bird of prey family Accipitridae. It is also known as the Eurasian griffon. It is not to be confused with a different species, Rüppell's griffon vulture (Gyps rueppellii). It is closely related to the white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus).

Description

The griffon vulture is 93–122 cm (37–48 in) long with a 2.3–2.8 m (7.5–9.2 ft) wingspan. In the nominate race the males weigh 6.2 to 10.5 kg (14 to 23 lb) and females typically weigh 6.5 to 11.3 kg (14 to 25 lb), while in the Indian subspecies (G. f. fulvescens), the vultures average 7.1 kg (16 lb). Extreme adult weights have been reported from 4.5 to 15 kg (9.9 to 33.1 lb), the latter likely a weight attained in captivity.[2][3] Hatched naked, it is a typical Old World vulture in appearance, with a very white head, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It has a white neck ruff and yellow bill. The buff body and wing coverts contrast with the dark flight feathers.

Other Languages
العربية: نسر أسمر
অসমীয়া: বৰাশগুণ
asturianu: Gyps fulvus
azərbaycanca: Ağbaş kərkəs
беларуская: Сіп белагаловы
भोजपुरी: खैरा गिद्ध
български: Белоглав лешояд
bosanski: Bjeloglavi sup
brezhoneg: Gup gell
català: Voltor comú
Cebuano: Gyps fulvus
čeština: Sup bělohlavý
Cymraeg: Griffon
dansk: Gåsegrib
Deutsch: Gänsegeier
Ελληνικά: Όρνιο
español: Gyps fulvus
Esperanto: Ansergrifo
estremeñu: Gyps fulvus
euskara: Sai arre
français: Vautour fauve
hrvatski: Bjeloglavi sup
interlingua: Gyps fulvus
italiano: Gyps fulvus
עברית: נשר מקראי
қазақша: Ақбас құмай
kurdî: Sîqalok
Кыргызча: Ак кaжыр
Latina: Gyps fulvus
latviešu: Baltgalvas grifs
lietuvių: Palšasis grifas
Limburgs: Vale gier
монгол: Ухаа хажир
Nederlands: Vale gier
नेपाली: खैरो गिद्ध
norsk: Gåsegribb
norsk nynorsk: Gåsegribb
occitan: Gyps fulvus
پنجابی: گرفون گدھ
Piemontèis: Gyps fulvus
polski: Sęp płowy
português: Abutre-fouveiro
română: Vultur sur
русиньскый: Суп білоголовый
shqip: Shkaba
slovenčina: Sup bielohlavý
slovenščina: Beloglavi jastreb
српски / srpski: Белоглави суп
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Beloglavi sup
svenska: Gåsgam
Tagalog: Gyps fulvus
татарча/tatarça: Ак башлы комай
Türkçe: Kızıl akbaba
Türkmençe: Dazzarkel
українська: Сип білоголовий
Tiếng Việt: Kền kền Griffon
Winaray: Gyps fulvus
中文: 西域兀鹫