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Gyps 国家二级保护动物 本属包含8个种、4个亚种

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Chinese name: 兀鹫属

Scientific classification

Gyps

The Gyps vultures are a genus of Old World vultures in the bird family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks.

Genus: Gyps
Subfamily: Aegypiinae
Family: Accipitridae
Order: Accipitriformes
中文属名: 兀鹫属
中文亚科: 秃鹫亚科
中文科名: 鹰科
中文目名: 鹰形目
Protected in China: Chinese Bird Second class protected species
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Description

These are the typical vultures, with bald head, broad wings and mainly dark plumage. They are large scavenging birds, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals. Old World vultures find carcasses exclusively by sight. Representatives of this group are found throughout warmer parts of the Old World.

The characteristic featherless head is because a feathered head would become spattered with blood and other fluids, and thus be difficult to keep clean.

Species

  • Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
  • White-rumped Vulture, Gyps bengalensis
  • Rüppell's Vulture, Gyps rueppellii
  • Indian Vulture, Gyps indicus - formerly Long-billed Vulture
  • Slender-billed Vulture, Gyps tenuirostris - formerly included in G. indicus
  • Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis
  • White-backed Vulture, Gyps africanus
  • Cape Griffon, Gyps coprotheres

A prehistoric species is known only from fossil remains found in Middle to Late Pleistocene sites all over the central and eastern Mediterranean: Gyps melitensis.

External links

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Old World vultures (subfamily: Aegypiinae) Genus Species Aegypius
  • Cinereous Vulture
Gypaetus
  • Bearded Vulture
Gypohierax
  • Palm-nut Vulture
Gyps
  • Griffon Vulture
  • White-rumped Vulture
  • Rüppell's Vulture
  • Indian Vulture
  • Slender-billed Vulture
  • Himalayan Griffon Vulture
  • White-backed Vulture
  • Cape Vulture
Necrosyrtes
  • Hooded Vulture
Neophron
  • Egyptian Vulture
Sarcogyps
  • Red-headed Vulture
Torgos
  • Lappet-faced Vulture
Trigonoceps
  • White-headed Vulture

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参考资料

[1].  Gyps, from Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyps

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