Gypaetus barbatus, Lin.
7. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 12; Murray's' Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 64; Hume's Scrap Book, p. 35.
Length, 44 to 49; expanse, 99 to 110; wing, 30 to 34 ; tail, 21 to 25 ; tarsus, 39 to 47; bill from gape, 4 to 47.
Bill bluish-horny,. dusky at tip ; irides pale-orange or straw color; sclerotic membrane blood-red; feet plumbeous; claws black.
Head whitish with dark stripes, tinged rufous; cheek-stripe and supercilium black ; feathers of the nape lengthened, creamy-white, tinged wiih bright tawny; upper parts black; the back and rump paler, with white shafts, and the coverts with white streaks; greater-coverts, wing and tail ashy-black, with darker edges and white shafts to the feathers; beneath dull orange or ferruginous, with a more or less marked black pectoral collar (not always present), paling below the breast, and becoming albescent or nearly white on the lower belly and under tail-coverts.
The Lammergeyer or Bearded Vulture only occurs in the northern parts of Sind.