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The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)

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The Bearded Vulture Gypaetus Barbatus Video Footage was shot during a meal in the grass.

The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), also known as the Lämmergeier or Ossifrage, is a bird of prey and the only member of the genus Gypaetus. Furthermore the bearded vulture is the only known animal whose diet consists almost exclusively (70 to 90 percent) of bone.

Unlike most vultures, the bearded vulture does not have a bald head. It has a generally elongated, slender shape, sometimes appearing bulkier due to the often hunched back of these birds.

Also they are often found near alpine pastures and meadows, montane grassland and heath, steep-sided, rocky wadis, high steppe and are occasional around forests. The population of this species continues to decline. Until July 2014, it was classified by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as being of Least Concern; it has, however, since been reassessed as Near Threatened.

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