Lammergeier, aka the Bearded Vulture – Interesting facts

Lammergeier The Bearded Vulture is beautiful

The Lammergeier lives on a diet of bone marrow and rubs soil on its own feathers to appear more intimidating. It is a pretty badass bird. These giant birds can grow up to 4 feet tall. They have a wingspan between 7 and 9 feet and usually weigh around 10 to 15 pounds. In captivity, lammergeiers can live to the ripe old age of 45.

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Five Tibetan hunters with rifles holding a Lammergeier / giant bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) on the high plateau northeast of Koko Nor (Source)

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