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Lammergeier Collection

The Lammergeier, also known as the Bearded Vulture, is a magnificent bird that can be found in various regions across the world

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus adult Aren Pyrenees Spain January

Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus adult Aren Pyrenees Spain January

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - With carcass bone in beak - Spain - 10 foot maximum

Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - With carcass bone in beak - Spain - 10 foot maximum wing-span-Pyrenees- Only
CAN-2963 Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - with carcass bone in beak Spain Gypaetus barbatus 10 foot maximum wing-span. Only bone-eating specialist bird in the world - Found in Spain, France, Greece

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier (bearded vulture) (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight

Lammergeier (bearded vulture) (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight, Giants Castle, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Africa

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight with the out-of-focus moon behind

Lammergeier / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight with the out-of-focus moon behind. Ladakh, Himalayas, northern India

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier - Standing on snow covered slope - close up - November - Pyrenees - Spain

Lammergeier - Standing on snow covered slope - close up - November - Pyrenees - Spain
CK-4481 Lammergeier - Standing on snow covered slope - close up November - Pyrenees - Spain. Gypaetus barbatus Chris Knights Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture. Bale Mountains - Ethiopia - Africa

Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture. Bale Mountains - Ethiopia - Africa
WAT-10035 Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture. Bale Mountains - Ethiopia - Africa Gypaetus barbatus M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Leukerbad, Valais, Switzerland, February

Lammergeier / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Leukerbad, Valais, Switzerland, February. Highly commended in the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards 2017

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Ordesa National Park, Pyrenees, Spain

Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Ordesa National Park, Pyrenees, Spain

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight over winter landscape with snow, Leukerbad

Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight over winter landscape with snow, Leukerbad, Vallais, Wallis, Switzerland, January

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Carrion crow (Corvus corone corone) mobbing Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) Spain

Carrion crow (Corvus corone corone) mobbing Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) Spain, November

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Bearded Vulture, illustration from A History of the Birds of Europe Not Observed in the British

Bearded Vulture, illustration from A History of the Birds of Europe Not Observed in the British Isles by Charles Robert
LLM339095 Bearded Vulture, illustration from A History of the Birds of Europe Not Observed in the British Isles by Charles Robert Bree (1811-86), published 1867 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Mathias Sturz fighting a bearded vulture with a knife

Mathias Sturz fighting a bearded vulture with a knife. Handcoloured lithograph from Carl Hoffmanns Book of the World, Stuttgart, 1857

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Vultures (coloured engraving)

Vultures (coloured engraving)
1090914 Vultures (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vultures. Illustration for A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith)

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Birds of prey (chromolitho)

Birds of prey (chromolitho)
5226753 Birds of prey (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Birds of prey. Illustration for unidentified childrens picture book)

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) juvenile with animal bone at feeding and wildlife watching site

Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) juvenile with animal bone at feeding and wildlife watching site. Pre-Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain, March

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) captive, Lower Saxony, Germany

Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) captive, Lower Saxony, Germany

Background imageLammergeier Collection: The bearded vulture, aka the lammergeier (or lammergeyer) and ossifrage

The bearded vulture, aka the lammergeier (or lammergeyer) and ossifrage. From The National Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, published c.1890

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Valais, Switzerland

Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Valais, Switzerland

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), Alpine Zoo Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria, Europe

Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), Alpine Zoo Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria, Europe

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Picture No. 10737011

Picture No. 10737011
LAMMERGEIER / BEARDED VULTURE - feeding on carrion (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10735285
Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - feeding on carcass (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus adult feeding on a bone Aren Pyrenees Spain January

Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus adult feeding on a bone Aren Pyrenees Spain January

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - Next to carcass - Spain - 10 foot maximum wing-span-Pyrenees- Only

Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - Next to carcass - Spain - 10 foot maximum wing-span-Pyrenees- Only bone-eating
CAN-2680 Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - Next to carcass Spain Gypaetus barbatus John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Illustration of Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight

Illustration of Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Picture No. 10877179

Picture No. 10877179
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - adult with carrion (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10883056
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - feeding on a lower goats leg - in snow (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10735288
Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - feeding on carcass (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10735071
Bones dropped by Bearded Vultures / Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10877178
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - adult with carrion (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10877172
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - adult with carrion - feeding on small bone then swallowing it (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10877174
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - adult with Griffon Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10877171
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - adult with carrion (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10877170
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - adult feeding on carrion (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10859041
Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - Pair standing together birds in breeding plumage, facing each other (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10783394
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - feeding station where bones & carcasses are provided to the birds (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10893993
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - in flight (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10893995
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - in flight (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10893994
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - in flight (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10892122
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Picture No. 10892116

Picture No. 10892116
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10892118
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture - in flight (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10892120
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10892119
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Picture No. 10892117

Picture No. 10892117
Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) Date:

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Permanent birdwatching and photography hide to bait for vultures and lammergeiers, Spain, January

Permanent birdwatching and photography hide to bait for vultures and lammergeiers, Spain, January

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Bearded vulture C018 / 1836

Bearded vulture C018 / 1836
Bearded vulture landing on a cliff edge. The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), or lammergeier, is a specialised, solitary scavenger that feeds almost exclusively on bone

Background imageLammergeier Collection: Bearded vulture in flight C018 / 9231

Bearded vulture in flight C018 / 9231
Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight



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The Lammergeier, also known as the Bearded Vulture, is a magnificent bird that can be found in various regions across the world. With its impressive 10-foot maximum wingspan, it soars through the skies with grace and power. This bone-eating specialist is truly unique, being the only bird of its kind in the entire world. Its diet consists mainly of bones, which it breaks by dropping them from great heights onto rocks or other hard surfaces. This fascinating behavior sets it apart from other vultures and makes it an incredible sight to behold. In Spain's Pyrenees region during January, an adult Lammergeier was spotted proudly carrying a carcass bone in its beak. Its distinctive appearance with a tufted beard adds to its allure and earned it the name "Bearded Vulture. " This particular sighting highlights how this rare species thrives in mountainous areas like Spain's Pyrenees. But Spain is not the only place where you can catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures and can also be found in France, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Africa - truly spanning across continents. In Ethiopia's Bale Mountains or Switzerland's Valais region during February, they continue to captivate observers with their aerial prowess. One striking image shows a Lammergeier soaring against an out-of-focus moon backdrop while another showcases one standing on a snow-covered slope in November. These scenes remind us of nature's beauty and diversity even amidst challenging environments. Historical illustrations depict this remarkable bird dating back to 1867 when Charles Robert Bree published his book on European birds. The artwork captures their distinct features and serves as a testament to humanity's fascination with these avian wonders throughout history. However captivating they may appear from afar though; there have been instances where humans had confrontations with these powerful creatures up close. Mathias Sturz fought off one such encounter using nothing but a knife – a testament to the Lammergeier's strength and tenacity.