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Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus)

Attached to the Birding club


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Large vulture with relatively narrow, pointed wings and rhomboidal tail. The adults have dark wings and tail, and light-brown body, while immature examples are dark practically all over. Its whisker marks, which can rarely be appreciated when in flight, are characteristic.
Similar species
Young Egyptian Vultures, although these are quite a bit smaller.
All year round.
Seeing the species
Difficult; the fact that it is a scarce bird with great mobility means it cannot always be spotted, even in its favourite places. But there is a good chance if you persevere.
Where to watch it
Belagoa, Lindux-Ibañeta, Lumbier-Arbayun, Irati-Abodi.

Recommended observation points: Belagua, Lindux-Ibañeta, Lumbier-Arbaiun, Irati-Abodi.

Times of the year present: todo el año.

Observation: difícil. El hecho de ser un ave escasa y de gran movilidad hace que resulte complicada de ver, incluso sus lugares predilectos. Pero con un poco de perseverancia hay bastantes probabilidades.

Nature: residente.

Description: buitre de gran tamaño con alas relativamente estrechas y apuntadas y cola romboidal. Los adultos presentan alas y colas oscuras y cuerpo pardo claro, mientras que los inmaduros son básicamente oscuros en su totalidad. Es característica su "bigotera" que rara vez se aprecia en vuelo.

Similar species: ejemplares jóvenes de Alimoche, aunque estos son bastante menores.

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