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