Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis) - HBW 2, p. 127

French: Vautour de l'Himalaya German: Schneegeier Spanish: Buitre del Himalaya
Other common names: Himalayan Griffon Vulture

Taxonomy: Gyps himalayensis Hume, 1869, Himalayas.
Sometimes considered a race of G. fulvus, but ranges overlap and plumages distinct. May form superspecies with G. indicus, G. fulvus, G. coprotheres and G. rueppellii. Monotypic.

Distribution: Himalayas from N Pakistan and N India through S Tibet and Nepal to Bhutan, N Assam and C China; also NE through Pamirs to Tien Shan, and possibly also into Tarbagatai and Altai.

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