Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) - HBW 2, p. 127
French: Vautour fauve
Spanish: Buitre Leonado
Other common names: Griffon Vulture
Taxonomy: Vultur fulvus Hablizl, 1783, Samamisian Alps, Gilan, Iran.
Sometimes considered conspecific with G. coprotheres; also occasionally with G. himalayensis. Forms superspecies with G. coprotheres and probably with G. rueppellii; possibly also with G. himalayensis and G. indicus. Population of Punjab Salt Range (Pakistan), erroneously described as G. indicus jonesi, actually belongs to race fulvescens of present species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- fulvus (Hablizl, 1783) - NW Africa and Iberian Peninsula E through Balkans, Turkey, Middle East, Arabia and Iran to Pamirs and Altai.
- fulvescens Hume, 1869 - Afghanistan, Pakistan and N India E to Assam.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 71 videos
an adult soaring and landing Locality The Pyrenees, Spain
Wout van den Brink 7 May 2000 3 years ago 41 sec 2.5
Several birds at a feeding station. Locality Cedrillas, Teruel, Aragón, Spain (ssp fulvus)
Carlos Fabregat 24 August 2005 7 years ago 24 sec 2.4
A bird soaring. Locality Cedrillas, Teruel, Aragón, Spain (ssp fulvus)
Carlos Fabregat 24 August 2005 7 years ago 30 sec 2.4
a bird near its nest, opening its wings Locality Monfragüe National Park, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain (ssp fulvus)
Eric Roualet 20 April 2007 4 years ago 4 sec 2.3
A group feeding. Locality Montejo de la Vega de la Serrezuela, Segovia, Castile and Leon, Spain
Luis Mira Lopez 13 August 2008 3 years ago 18 sec 0
PhotosSee all 147 photos
Flight displays - Adults flying in tandem
Locality Extremadura, Spain
Nicole Bouglouan 9 May 2006 3 years ago 3.7
An adult soaring.
Luis Mira Lopez 3 years ago 3.7
Flying with snow as background
Locality Huesca, Aragón, Spain
jorgerubio 25 May 2009 3 years ago 3.7
An adult bird looking to the camera.
Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp fulvus)
Jesús Laborda 20 July 2009 3 years ago 3.7
El Buitre Leonado Gyps fulvus en un comedero
Locality Navarre, Spain
José Miguel Grande Gutier... 17 July 2010 50 weeks ago 3.6
A group of vultures before ringing and marking them to control cattle attacks.
Locality Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Carles Martorell 22 May 2011 1 year ago 3.6
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