Cinereous Vulture

Cinereous VulturePhoto by Alan Henry

Scientific Name: Aegypius monachus

This species, also known as the Eurasian Black Vulture, uses vomiting as a defense mechanism; they can project vomit up to nine feet.
  • Size: Weight: 16 to 30 pounds; Height: 33 to 41 inches; Wingspan: 96 to 118 inches
  • Diet: Carrion
  • Habitat: Forested areas in hills and mountains
  • Range in the Wild: Southern regions of Europe and Asia

Conservation Status
Listed as Near Threatened. Major threat is habitat loss.

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