Eurasian Griffon Vulture : Recently Spotted
A rare Eurasian griffon vulture was recently spotted at Delhi’s Aravalli Biodiversity Park (ABP)
- Eurasian Griffon Vulture is a large Old World vulture in the bird of prey family Accipitridae.
- It is one of the largest birds in the vulture family and is Europe’s second-largest bird.
- Scientific Name: Gyps fulvus
- It has a very large range, across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, from India to Portugal and Spain
- They are most commonly found in countries that border the Mediterranean.
- They live in areas of mountains, plateaus, shrubland, grassland, and semi-desert, usually in warm climates, but also in harsher conditions of cold, rain, mist, and snow to secure particularly favourable breeding or foraging conditions.
- They tend to avoid forests, lakes, wetlands, and marine waters.
- Conservation Status:
- IUCN: Least Concern