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The Griffon Vulture seen here interacting with a pair of Egyptian Vultures and a number of Ravens.The male Egyptian arrived first followed by the female. Withing a few minutes a wake of Griffons followed accompanied by a dozen Ravens The Griffons 'mobbed' the Egyptians driving them away from the food scraps The Griffon vulture is sand-coloured to dark brown, with a white head, neck and ruff. The primary- and tail feathers are dark brown to black. Young birds have a brown ruff and are darker in colour. The wings are long and wide and are resemble fingers.
They forage in groups and breed in colonies on steep cliffs. Video here:- https://youtu.be/tBoI0EjrdTY Could not save it to this spotting?
Following a decline in the 20th century by poisoning, hunting and decreasing of food supplies, in recent year the species has increased dramatically in some areas, particularly in Spain, the French Pyrenees and Portugal. In Europe, the breeding population is between 19.000 and 21.000 pairs, with around 17.500 pairs in Spain and approximately 600 in France.
Spotted on Apr 3, 2019
Submitted on Apr 11, 2019
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