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
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In Spring this ledge is a nesting site. Through Summer and Autumn fledgings land here to be fed by regurgitating parents. Locality Selinari Gorge, Crete Region, Greece
Brendan Marnell 15 October 2007 4 years ago 13 sec 3
a bird resting on rock Locality Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain (ssp fulvus)
Eric Roualet 21 April 2007 4 years ago 6 sec 3
A dorsal view of a bird, preening Locality Parc de les Aus, Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp fulvus)
Josep del Hoyo 11 June 2005 7 years ago 22 sec 3
Two adults resting on a cliff Locality Gorges du Tarn, France (ssp fulvus)
Thorsten Stegmann 15 April 2001 10 years ago 27 sec 2.6
An individual flying Locality Gorges du Tarn, France (ssp fulvus)
Thorsten Stegmann 15 April 2001 10 years ago 20 sec 2.6
an adult soaring and landing Locality The Pyrenees, Spain
Wout van den Brink 7 May 2000 3 years ago 41 sec 2.5
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An adult bird on a rock.
Locality Chester Zoo, Cheshire, England, Great Britain (ssp fulvus)
Tomasz Doroń 29 May 2011 51 weeks ago 3.7
Two adults flying
Locality Burgos, Castile and Leon, Spain
Martin Hale 9 July 2007 1 year ago 3.7
A bird bathing.
Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp fulvus)
Jesús Laborda 1 July 2010 3 years ago 3.7
An adult protects the chick against the rain
Locality Extremadura, Spain
Nicole Bouglouan 21 April 2010 3 years ago 3.7
A Griffon vulture soaring at La Cañada, Avila, Spain.
Locality Ávila, Castile and Leon, Spain
juan 25 July 2008 4 years ago 3.7
Leaving a carcass in a field at roadside
Locality Belén, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Brendan Marnell 28 August 2008 2 years ago 3.7
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