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(Eurasian) Griffon Vulture Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gyps fulvus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eurasian Griffon, Griffon Vulture
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Griffon Vulture is a very large bird (adult bird length approximately 115 cm, weight 7 kg, wing 70 cm, bill 7.2 cm, tarsus 11 cm, tail 31.6 cm). Its rufous-brown plumage distinguishes it from other vultures. Its upperparts are rufescent-buff and the underparts are rufous-brown. It feeds on dead animals and their large bones. The maximum recorded lifespan of the griffon vulture is 41.4 years for an individual in captivity.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Jörg Hempel (www.inaturalist.org/people/Jörg Hempel ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Pere Josamore information, please contact us.