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Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus barbatus   - Adult in flight
Photographer : © Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj
Location :Ladakh, India
Date : 31 March 2012
English synonyms:Ossifrage, Bearded Vulture, Lammergeyer, West Asiatic Lammergeyer, Middle Asian Bearded Vulture, Bearded Griffon
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :It was seen along with a Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis scavenging on a carcass of a Hare. - GSB
Taxonomic Notes :Some authors recognise four subspecies but aureus and hemachalanus are here included in the nominate barbatus, which is then the only subspecies found in the Oriental Region.
Ferguson-Lees, J. & Christie, D.A. (2001) Raptors of the World. Christopher Helm, London.
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