Scientific Name: Gyps fulvus Common Name: Eurasian Griffon, Griffon vulture
Identifying Features: white head, dark brown wings, black claws, greyish legs
- Like other vultures, it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals which it finds by soaring over open areas, often moving in flocks.
- Griffon vultures have been used as model organisms for the study of soaring and thermoregulation.
- Vultures use their bald heads as a means to thermoregulate in both extreme cold and hot temperatures.
This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.
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