Uncommon and threatened inhabitant of high and remote mountain ranges, where they build large nests on cliff ledges or in caves. Even as a distant speck this is a super distinctive raptor with an almost albatross-like wing shape and span, coupled with a long diamond-shaped tail. Adults are orange-rust below with a dark underwing, and slate gray above. The young are gray with a dark head. Cruises along ridgetops on flat wings, sometimes arched downwards.