Gypaetus barbatus

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.

THE LAMMERGEYER.

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Gypaetus barbatus
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
8
Common name: 
Lammergeyer
M_ID: 
2565
M_CN: 
Bearded Vulture
M_SN: 
Gypaetus barbatus
Term name: 
id: 
11173

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