lammergeier

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A large scavenging bird of the vulture family, that breeds on crags in high mountains in southern Europe, Africa, India and Tibet
(Ticaret) The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), also known as the Lammergeier or Lammergeyer, is a bird of prey, and the only member of the genus Gypaetus. Traditionally considered an Old World vulture, it actually forms a minor lineage of Accipitridae together with the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), its closest living relative
It feeds partly on carrion and partly on small animals, which it kills
the largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill
It has the habit of carrying tortoises and marrow bones to a great height, and dropping them on stones to obtain the contents, and is therefore called bonebreaker and ossifrage
When full-grown it is nine or ten feet in extent of wings
It is brownish black above, with the under parts and neck rusty yellow; the forehead and crown white; the sides of the head and beard black
It is supposed to be the ossifrage of the Bible
Called also bearded vulture and bearded eagle
{i} vulture with long wings and long tail found in mountainous regions of southern Europe
A very large vulture (Gypaëtus barbatus), which inhabits the mountains of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa
lammergeier

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    lam·mer·gei·er

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    Etymology

    (noun.) 1817. German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer lambs + Geier vulture.

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