Bearded Vulture
Gypaetus barbatus

– very large raptor, unusually silhouette with long, wedge-shaped tail
– non-migratory but dispersing immatures may appear far from breeding grounds


Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1788, 19/09/2011, Khinaliq, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1789, 03/06/2013, Khinaliq, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus
BIF1790, 03/06/2013, Khinaliq, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus meridionalis, AD
BIF1791, 25/12/2014, Bale Moutains National Park, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1792, 20/06/2016, Bulgan Aimag, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1793, 20/06/2016, Bulgan Aimag, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1794, 20/06/2016, Bulgan Aimag, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1795, 03/06/2013, Khinaliq, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus meridionalis, AD
BIF1796, 25/12/2014, Bale Moutains National Park, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus meridionalis, AD
BIF1797, 25/12/2014, Bale Moutains National Park, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1798, 20/06/2016, Bulgan Aimag, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1799, 24/05/2011, Laza, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1800, 24/05/2011, Laza, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Bearded Vulture Gypaetus b. barbatus, AD
BIF1801, 20/06/2016, Bulgan Aimag, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
White-tailed Eagle (1CY plumage) (v)

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