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Vila do Bispo, Faro, Portugal
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Rüppell's Griffon

Gyps rueppelli

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Huge vulture, albeit slightly smaller than Eurasian Griffon with a dark body. Adults have pale feather tips on body and shoulders, giving them a scaled appearance and a pale bill and eye. Juveniles are dark with a characteristic pale bar on the leading edge of the underwings and have a black bill and dark eyes. Nests on cliffs and is generally silent except when squabbling at carcasses.

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