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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.


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  • The blacknecked crane Grus nigricollis (VU) is seen on migration. 86 animals are under state protection which in addition to the above include Chinese stump-tailed macaque Macaca thibetana, takin Budorcus taxicolor, bearded vulture Gypaetus barbatus, Chinese hazel-grouse Tetrastes sewerzowi, pheasant grouse Tetraophasis obscurus, black stork Ciconia nigra, Pallas's sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus and golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos.

    The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, China

  • Although 179 highland bird species have been recorded for the mountain, species recorded in the upper zones are few in number, although they include occasional lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus, mainly on the Shira ridge, hill chat Cercomela sordida, Hunter's cisticola Cisticola hunteri, and scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • 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

  • However, the snow leopard is not the lone predator here, for the ecoregion harbors the Tibetan wolf (Canis lupus) and large avian predators such as the lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) and golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), which soar high above the mountain peaks searching for colonial marmots (Marmota himalayana).

    Northwestern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • Many species of avifauna are found in this ecoregion including such endandered species as the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), restricted species such as the Caucasian black grouse (Tetrao mlokosiewiczi), and Caucasian snowcock (Tetraogallus caucasicus).

    Caucasus mixed forests

  • A very highly endangered raptor is the lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), of which some forty pairs are still found in the Pyrenees.

    Pyrenees conifer and mixed forests

  • Endangered fauna includes the brown bear (Ursus arctos) and the lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus).

    Pyrenees conifer and mixed forests

  • Gyps fulvus, bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), Yemen linnet (Carduelis yemenensis), Yemen thrush (Turdus menachensis), and African paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) are all resident in the high escarpments of the Asir Mountains.

    Southwestern Arabian montane woodlands

  • The ecoregion also contains the last stronghold of the lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) in southern Africa.

    Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests


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