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Himalayan Griffon

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Gyps himalayensis Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
103–150 cm (Wingspan 260–310 cm) Length
Temperate, grassland, rocky areas, between 1200 - 4500 m. Found in:- Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India:- Arid northwest India, Eastern Himalayas, Gangetic plain, Uttar Pradesh & Western Himalayas. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet & Tajikistan. Habitat
1 Egg Clutch
Carrion Food  
Soar in large flocks, looking for carcasses Habits
3360 - TSN: 175488 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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Bulgarian: Хималайски лешояд
Czech: Sup himálajský
Danish: Himalayagrib
German: Himalayageier, Schneegeier
English: Himalayan Griffon, Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Himalayan Vulture, Kumai Vulture, Snow Griffon, Snow Vulture
Spanish: Buitre de los Himalayas, Buitre del Himalaya
Estonian: kumai-kaeluskotkas
Finnish: Himalajankorppikotka
French: Griffon de l'Himalaya, Vautour de l'Himalaya
Italian: Grifone dell'Himalaya
Japanese: himarayahagewashi, himarayashiroerihagewashi
Japanese: ヒマラヤシロエリハゲワシ, ヒマラヤハゲワシ
Kazakh: Құмай
Korean: 고산대머리수리
Latin: Gyps himalayensis
Malay: Hereng Himalaya
Dutch: Himalaja-gier, Sneeuwgier
Norwegian: Himalayagribb
Polish: sep himalajski, sęp himalajski
Russian: Гималайский гриф, Гималайский сип, Гриф гималайский, Кумай, Кумай (снежный гриф), снежный гриф, снежный сип
Slovak: sup himalájsky, sup snežný
Swedish: Snögam
Thai: อีแร้งน้ำตาลหิมาลัย, อีแร้งสีน้ำตาลหิมาลัย
Chinese: 高山兀鹫


Gyps himalayensis fulvescens

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Himalayan Griffon

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