Cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus)
|Also known as:||black vulture, Eurasian black vulture, European black vulture|
- Only slightly smaller than the Andean condor, the cinereous vulture is a large bird of prey with a wingspan of three metres.
- Cinereous vultures usually feed on medium to large carcasses, such as rabbits and sheep, and will rarely take live prey.
- Cinereous vultures can be found in forested areas, scrub and grasslands in hills and mountains.
The cinereous vulture is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).
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