Bearded vulture standing on a rock

Lammergeier

Lammergeiers are long-winged vultures known for their unusual habit of dropping bones on to rocks to smash them open and get at the marrow. They have a widespread distribution in the mountains of Europe, Asia and Africa, and are common in the mountainous highlands of Ethiopia.

Scientific name: Gypaetus barbatus

Rank: Species

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Lammergeier taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Lammergeier can be found in a number of locations including: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Himalayas, Indian subcontinent, Russia. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

Habitats

The following habitats are found across the Lammergeier distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

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