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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.


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  • In the newly discovered version -- written by Greek playwright Neophron -- Medea doesn't kill her children, says Dirk Obbink, director of Oxford's Oxyrhynchus Papyri Project.

    The Next Age of Discovery

  • At least 30 species are known to breed on Socotra, including a significant population of Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus).

    Socotra Island xeric shrublands

  • In Egypt it is the Neophron Percnopterus (Jerdon) or N. Gingianus (Latham), the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Other birds include Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Bonelli's eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus, booted eagle H. pennatus, marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus, lanner falcon Falco biarmicus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus (threatened), collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and Moussier's redstart Phoenicurus moussieri.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • 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

  • Eagles (_Aquila imperialis_ and the rarer _Aquila fulva_), vultures (_Vultur monachus_, _Gyps fulvus_, _Neophron percnopterus_), owls, kites, and the smaller birds of prey are extraordinarily abundant; singing birds are consequently rare.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • Perhaps the commonest vulture of the Himalayas is that very familiar fowl -- the small white scavenger vulture (_Neophron ginginianus_), often called Pharaoh's chicken and other opprobrious names that I will not mention.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • One of these is the smaller white scavenger vulture (_Neophron ginginianus_), which is probably the ugliest bird in the world.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • It is common in Egypt, where it is popularly called "Pharaoh's chicken" (the Neophron percnopterus), and is found in Palestine only during summer.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Jupiter changed Egypius and Neophron into vultures, Bulis into a duck, and Timandra into a sparrow-hawk.

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook


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