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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.

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  • Raptors amongst the stabilised sands include 15 breeding pairs (about a tenth of the world's population) of the Spanish imperial eagle Aquila heliaca adalberti (VU), black vulture Aegypius monachus, short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus, booted eagle Hieraaetus pennatus, buzzard Buteo buteo, black kite Milvus migrans, black-shouldered kite Elanus caeruleus, red kite M. milvus, and hobby Falco subbuteo.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • There are also Siberian ibex Capra ibex sibirica, and musk deer Moschus moschiferus (VU), Pallas's cat (manul) Otocolobus manul, Mongolian (bobak) marmot Marmota sibirica, Altai snow-cock Tetraogallus altaiacus, bearded and black vultures Gypaetus barbatus and Aegypius monarchus.

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • The region was famed in the 1970s for its raptor population, with four vulture species, lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus, black Aegypius monachus, Griffon Gyps fulvus and Egyptian Neophron peranopterus; four eagle species, golden Aquila chrysaetos, short-toed Circaetus gallicus, booted Hieraeetus pennatus and Bonelli's Hieraeetus fasciatus and breeding lanner falcons Falco biarmicus.

    Meteora Group of Monasteries, Greece

  • The ecoregion boasts more than 220 breeding vertebrates, about twenty percent of which are raptors including Elanus caeruleus, Circaetus gallicus, Aegypius monachus, and Gyps fulvus.

    Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • Altogether, the ecoregion boasts more than 220 breeding vertebrates, about twenty percent of which are raptors (i.e. Elanus caeruleus, Circaetus gallicus, Aegypius monachus, and Gyps fulvus).

    Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • Among these, Kızılcahamam is important for its breeding populations of black vulture (Aegypius monachus), a globally threatened species.

    Northern Anatolian conifer and deciduous forests

  • Endangered raptor species, such as black vulture (Aegypius monachus) in Mallorca, and griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) locally constitute important populations.

    Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests

  • The ecoregion includes elements of Afrotropical and Palearctic fauna, with key species including carrion eaters like Nubian buzzards (Neotis nuba) and black vultures (Aegypius monachus).

    East Saharan montane xeric woodlands

  • We also saw Altai snowcocks (Tetraogallus altaicus) running up the same ridge, and a Cinereous vulture ( Aegypius monachus) soon followed the Lammergeier into the sky above it.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • We also saw Altai snowcocks (Tetraogallus altaicus) running up the same ridge, and a Cinereous vulture ( Aegypius monachus) soon followed the Lammergeier into the sky above it.

    "Ten Birds" Part 2

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