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Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vultures

The Griffon Vulture is a large Old World vulture in the bird of prey family.

The Griffon Vulture is 93–110 cm (37–43 in) long with a 230–280 cm (91–111 in) wingspan, and it weighs between 6 and 13 kg (13.2 and 29 lb). Hatched naked, it is a typical Old World vulture in appearance, with a very white bald 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.

Like other vultures, it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals which it finds by soaring over open areas, often moving in flocks. It grunts and hisses at roosts or when feeding on carrion.

These chaps were clicked on our way from our Corbett / Sattal trip back to Delhi. Unfortunately these chaps were sitting against harsh light conditions thus could not get a better picture than this one... Foul smell in that area gave us a clue of a suspected carcass nearby and these chaps with a handful of Steppe Eagles sitting on the branches nearby.

Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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