SCIENTIFIC NAME OF BEARDED VULURE – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the scientific name of bearded vulture.Image from: RoundGlass
Known as the lammergeier and ossifrage, it is a bird of prey of the Accipitridae family of birds and is also identified as Huma bird or Homa bird in Iran and north west Asia. It falls under the Near Threatened category in the IUCN Red List.
It is sparsely distributed across a vast, considerable range and can be found in mountainous regions from Europe east to Siberia and Africa.The bird is found in the Pyrenees, the Alps, the Caucasus region, the Zagros Mountains, the Alborz, the and the Koh-i-Baba in Bamyan, among others.
It is 94 to 125 centimeters or 37 to 49 inches long with a wingspan that is about 2.31 to 2.83 meters or 7.6 to 9.3 feet. Its variant in the Himalayas tend to be slightly larger than those from other mountain ranges.
This vulture does not have a bald head like most vultures and is relatively small headed with a powerful and thick neck. The adult is mostly dark gray, rusty and whitish in color; and is grey-blue to grey-black above.
AnswerThe binomial name of Bearded Vulture is Gypaetus barbatus.
Gypaetus is a genus in the Accipitridae family of birds in which the Bearded Vulture is its only species. It is a New Latin term which came from the two Greek words gyp-, gyps or ‘vulture‘, and aetos or ‘eagle‘.
The specific epithet barbatus, on the other hand, is the Latin term for “bearded“.
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