Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Lammergeier

Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Bearded Vulture
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Alquezar, Aragon, Spain - May 6, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  South Africa - Nov, 1994 © W. S. Clark  Underberg, South Africa - Jun 9, 2005 © Alan Manson 
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Sw. Europe. E. Europe to c. Asia; Nw. Africa; Red Sea regions; E. Africa; Se. South Africa;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) S. Europe (Pyrenees of sw. France and ne. Spain and Corsica) and the e. Mediterrean region in s. Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Crete, e. in the Middle East (Jordan, Wadi Rum s. to Sinai Peninsula) e. in ex. s. Russia, Caucasus to Pakistan (Baluchistan, Sind), India (Kashmir and Ladakh to Assam) and Tibet. Being reintroduced to the Alps.
(2) E. Asia in Transcaucasus, Transcaspia, s. Kazakhstan, Turkestan, s. Altai to Mongolia, w. and c. China (Sinkiang e. to w. Inner Mongolia, Shensi, and s. to Szechwan and nw. Yunnan).
(3) Nw. Africa (Atlas Mountains) to e. Egypt.
(4) E. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Kenya (Mt. Elgon, Mt. Cheranganis, Loldaiga Hills, Mt. Kenya), Tanzania ( Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru) to e. South Africa (Lesotho).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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