• Photo taken by:
    Dougalis, P.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Bearded Vulture

Photo of a sketch of Bearded vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Griffon vulture, Gyps fulvus and Cinereous Vulture, Aegypius monachus. In a healthy ecosystem, these four vultures may coexist. In case of a carcass, the Cinereous Vulture tears the skin with its strong bill and eats first the hard flesh. Then the Griffon Vulture eats the soft flesh and the viscera. Third come the Egyptian Vulture that eats all the tiny particles left and last comes the Bearded Vulture that eats the bones. In this way the carcass is fully disappeared.