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Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus barbatus   - Adult in flight
Photographer : © Vikram Tiwari
Location :Batadi District, Far-Western Region, Nepal
Date : 6 April 2019
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 :Bird was flying over a carcass. It was at about 2000m altitude - low for this species. - VT
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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