bearded vulture, lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus)
Gypaetus barbatus atlantis Erl. = Gypaetus barbatus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English: Bearded Vulture nestling from Djebel Metlili, Batna Province, Algeria. Photo probably taken at El Kantara. This specimen was raised at El Kantara and taken to the aviary at Tring, England.
Date Between March 21 and 27, 1911 (photo taken), 1912 (published)
Source Novitates Zoologicae (Volume 18 Page 532)
Author Walter Rothschild, Ernst Hartert, K. Jordan (editors)
The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), also known as the lammergeier or ossifrage, is a bird of prey and the only member of the genus Gypaetus. The bearded vulture is the only known animal whose diet is almost exclusively bone. The bearded vulture is found in mountainous regions from Europe through much of Asia and Africa.