Genus GYPAETUS

Bill moderately high, compressed, much hooked at end, culmen curved throughout; nostrils oval, longitudinal, concealed by long bristles directed forwards from the lores and cere, another tuft of long bristles descending perpendicularly from the chin; tarsi feathered ; feet stout; claws of moderate size, well curved, blunt; wings long, very pointed, 3rd quill longest; tail of 12 feathers, long, wedge-shaped, very pointed.

This genus inhabits mountainous regions in Southern Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. One species is found in the Himalayas, the Punjab, and Sind.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus GYPAETUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
328
M_ID: 
2564
M_SN: 
Gypaetus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1687

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