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Griffon Vulture ( Gyps Fulvus ) . Griffon Vultures Are Scavenger Birds With A Wi ...

Griffon Vulture ( Gyps Fulvus ) . Griffon Vultures Are Scavenger Birds With A Wi ...

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File name: SL_Griffon_SL2_1161.jpg
Format: digital, 5000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photographer Based in: Israel

Description: Griffon vulture ( Gyps fulvus ) . Griffon vultures are scavenger birds with a wingspan of between 230 and 265 centimetres . They are native to mountainous areas of the Mediterranean , Africa and Asia , and feed mainly on the carcasses of large mammals . Photographed in Israel at the Carmel Mountains Hai Bar wildlife sanctuary and breeding centre . These vultures are a breeding nucleus some will soon be released back to the wild . A bird is being ringed and marked before releasing it back to nature

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