Photo by Alan Henry
Scientific Name: Aegypius monachus
This species, also known as the Eurasian Black Vulture, uses vomiting as a defense mechanism; they can project vomit up to nine feet.
- Size: Weight: 16 to 30 pounds; Height: 33 to 41 inches; Wingspan: 96 to 118 inches
- Diet: Carrion
- Habitat: Forested areas in hills and mountains
- Range in the Wild: Southern regions of Europe and Asia
Listed as Near Threatened. Major threat is habitat loss.
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