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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae — some Old World vultures.


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  • Thanks to the superb seating skills of Peggy Siegal, our table had a high concentration of documentarians with Kate Davis whose "Stonewall" is soon to open and Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, who reminisced about the stripper he worked with in the '50's: "Ah Gyps, I miss her."

    Regina Weinreich: The Week in Burlesque: Behind the Burly Q/ La Cage aux Folles on Broadway/ Joey Arias at Dominion

  • The region is an Endemic Bird Area with, on the coast, jackass penguin Spheniscus demersens, blue crane Anthropoides paradiseus, Cape vulture Gyps coprotheres, black eagle Aquila verreauxii, martial eagle Polemaetus bellicosus, fish eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, black harrier Circus maurus, lanner falcon Falco biarmicus and lesser kestrel Falco naumanni.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • The Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres, VU) is also found in the ecoregion.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

  • The dramatic cliff faces on the escarpment rim are home to large raptors such as the Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) and the Verreaux eagle (Aquila verreauxii) and the small Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides).

    Southwestern Arabian montane woodlands

  • 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

  • Among the most prominent bird species to be mentioned are griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

    Northwest Iberian montane forests

  • The griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) has recently been reintroduced to the Vellino Mountain area.

    Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • Although the more widespread Cape griffon (Gyps coprotheres, VU) can still be found in the hotspot, happily none of the endemic birds are considered threatened.

    Biological diversity in the Cape Floristic Region

  • The regionally threatened Eurasian griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) and lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus) also occur.

    Middle East steppe

  • Populations of three species of South Asian vulture, the white-backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis), the long-billed vulture (Gyps indicus) and the slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris), have declined rapidly within the last decade and all are now critically endangered.

    Asian Vultures are on the verge of Extinction


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