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Gyps fulvus (Griffon vulture)

Family

Eaglet (Accipitridae)

Subfamily

Aetines (Accipitrinae)

Gender

Vulture (Gyps)

Presence status:

In Greece, the population of Gyps fulvus in the 80 estimated at 450 pairs. Recent estimates put the population of the species to no more than 300 couples or others, at 400-500 pairs or even lower numbers.

population

In Greece, the population of Gyps fulvus in the 80 estimated at 450 pairs. Recent estimates put the population of the species to no more than 300 couples or others, at 400-500 pairs or even lower numbers.

Probable Threats

The main threats to this species are poisoned baits and poaching and the abandonment of traditional forms of farming.

Ecology

Species which colonize. This species occurs in open areas with sparse vegetation and nesting on steep cliffs typically with low altitude. The foraging area typically extends 30-40 km radius around the colony, but wandering people searching for food may occur much farther. It feeds on carrion feed medium or large-sized animals such as horses and cattle. It mainly prefers the soft parts of dead animals, showing a marked preference for offal. Its acute of vision, volatile habits and especially the gregarious behavior, it helps to identify the corpses before sepsis, which is particularly useful in hot climates where dead animals are sources of infection.

Information

Akriotis T., 1995. Greek biotopes, the avifauna and its protection. In: Bonazountas M. and A. Katsaitis, Selected environmental management. Goulandris Museum of Natural History (GMNH).

Deligeorgis I., 2004. The avifauna of the northern part of the river Loudias and the effect of human activities on it. Master Thesis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

S. Kazantzidis., Tsiakiris P., Dimalexis A., 2003. The avifauna in the pseudoalpine grasslands of Tzena - Pinovo Mountains (Greece) and conservation actions

In: Platis P. And Th. Papachristou (version), Proceedings of the 3rd Panhellenic Rangeland Congress, Karpenisi, 4-6 September 2002, pp. 469-476. Ministry of Rural Development and Food - Greek Range and Pasture Society.

Kominos Th., 1995. Kythira - On the way of birds. Greek Ornithological Society, Athens.

http://www.poulia.info/2011/10/blog-post_1474.html

http://bird-guide.l-studio.gr/sp.php?ln=gr&sp_id=87

http://www.arkive.org/eurasian-griffon/gyps-fulvus

http://www.europeanraptors.org/raptors/eurasian_griffon_vulture.html

http://www.planetofbirds.com/accipitriformes-accipitridae-griffon-gyps-fulvus

http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3378

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