bearded vulture, lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus)
LAMMERIGEYER - THE BEARDED EAGLE.
Title: The history of birds : their varieties and oddities, comprising graphic descriptions of nearly all known species of birds, with fishes and insects, the world over, and illustrating their varied habits, modes of life, and distinguishing peculiarities by means of delightful anecdotes and spirited engravings
Year: 1880 (1880s)
Authors: William Bingley, 1774-1823
Subjects: Birds Zoology
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.