Gypaetus barbatus

GYPAETUS BARBATUS

Catalan: Trencalòs
Spanish: Quebrantahuesos
English: Lammergeier

Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Lenght: 100-120 cm
Wingspan: 240-290 cm

It is very associated with mountain areas and rocky crags where nesting, as well as the presence of domestic and wild ungulates because of their carrion get food. It also depends on the existence of suitable winds prospect that allow their territories enormous power.

Present in much of the Pyrenees and the Catalan Pyrenees. It is strange to see it out of this sector and juveniles are always in dispersion.

 

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