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Fauna: Birds

The Himalayan Vulture or Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis) is a flesh eating bird in the family Accipitridae. They are closely related to European griffon. It is one of the two largest Old World vultures. They are found mainly in the higher regions of the Himalayas, Northern Pakistan, Northern India, Southern Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Central China and the Pamir Mountains. The Himalayan vultures can weigh as little as 6kg to as much as 12.5kg. An average weight of Himalayan vulture is 9kg but it can vary with conditions. The wingspan of this bird varies greatly depending on the method used to measure them, but it could be from 8.4feet - 10.2feet. They feed mainly on decaying flesh and dead animals.

Himalayan Griffon
Himalayan Griffon (vulture)
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Himalayan Griffon in Duhabi, Nepal
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Group of Himalayan Vulture on a tree
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Himalayan Griffon in Sunsari District, Eastern Nepal
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Himalayan Griffon or Himalayan Vulture on a tree in Ramdhuni, Eastern Nepal