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The Himalayan Griffon Vulture

 

COMMON NAME

The Himalayan Griffon Vulture

ZOOLOGICAL NAME

Gyps himalayensis

LOCAL NAME

Laknangbang(Lep)

FAMILY Accipitridae
SUB-FAMILY  
DISTRIBUTION

 

Common in the mountains and practically the only vulture at 6000 to 16,000 ft.and higher.Gangtok, Lachen, Lachung,Phalut.

DESCRIPTION

Much heavier than the Whitebacked Vulture of the plains.Old sandy white or pale khaki.

 

 

 

 

 

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