Ορνιο - Gyps fulvus - Griffon Vulture
 


 

Photos above by and © Colin & Sue Turvey. Gramvousa, Crete 15/2/2007
 


 

The photos above by and © Ari Seppä of Finland
 

Photo above provided by and © Anders Hammergart.
 

   

 

Above Imbros , Crete 11.1.2007
 

 

Above Imbros , Crete 11.1.2007
 

Above Imbros , Crete 11.1.2007
 

Photo above by and © A&M, one of Alan's favourite photos, see lower birds wing feathers.- Petres Gorge, Crete
 

My best photo of Griffon to date - Above Imbros Gorge 19.1.2007
 

The 3 photos above - adult, Petres Gorge, Crete 26.1.2007

With a pair of Ravens to emphasise the size of the Griffon Vulture
 

The two lower birds, only heads visible are feeding on a carcass
east of Limnia, Svakia 10.2.2007
 

With Raven - east of Limnia, Svakia
10.2.2007
 

East of Limnia, Svakia 10.2.2007
 

Status: Common resident
 
2008:
6.1.08 (c.26) together Anopolis and Aradena area. AM
2007:
17.1.07 c.40 Gerani area. RR AM
10.2.07 c.12 around carcass + others. Aradena area. RR AM
4?.9.07 (31) in air together Psiloritis area (near Observatory) AM
2006:
3.9.06 (c.30) Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
7.9.06 (c.33) in air together Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
1.10.06 (9) Tavri Mountain Refuge area. RR
20.10.06 (27) Petres Gorge. 3.15pm. RR
16.12.06 (16) max together Rodopos Peninsular. RR
2005:
11.1.05 (10) max seen together Petres Gorge. RR
24.3.05 At least three sitting Griffon Vultures, One feeding young. Petres Gorge. RR
9.4.05 (14) in air together Psiloritis area. AM RR


Voice:
Silent
Food:
Carrion, dead sheep, goats etc.
Size:
Wingspan 2.3-2.65m nearly 9ft - Length .95-1.1m
 
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