Definition of Lammergeier. Meaning of Lammergeier. Synonyms of Lammergeier

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Definition of Lammergeier

Lammergeier
Lammergeir Lam"mer*geir, Lammergeier Lam"mer*gei`er, n. [G. l["a]mmergeier; lamm, pl. l["a]mmer, lamb + geier vulture.] (Zo["o]l.) A very large vulture (Gypa["e]tus barbatus), which inhabits the mountains of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. When full-grown it is nine or ten feet in extent of wings. It is brownish black above, with the under parts and neck rusty yellow; the forehead and crown white; the sides of the head and beard black. It feeds partly on carrion and partly on small animals, which it kills. It has the habit of carrying tortoises and marrow bones to a great height, and dropping them on stones to obtain the contents, and is therefore called bonebreaker and ossifrage. It is supposed to be the ossifrage of the Bible. Called also bearded vulture and bearded eagle. [Written also lammergeyer.]

Meaning of Lammergeier from wikipedia

- The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), also known as the lammergeier (or lammergeyer) or ossifrage, is a bird of prey and the only member of the genus...
- Ам, Lammergeier Valley) is a deep and narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of southern Mongolia. The valley is named after the Lammergeier, which...
- (gyps) and an eagle". Some authorities think this a good description of a lammergeier; others do not. Aegypius is the eponym of the species, whatever it was...
- of Neophron–Gypaetus–Eutriorchis (Egyptian vulture, bearded vulture (lammergeier), and Madagascan serpent eagle). The fish eagles have a close genetic...
- so dismembers its kill by impaling it on the thorns of acacias. The lammergeier eats bones, and will drop them on to rocks from a great height in order...
- for the endangered lammergeier vulture. Bird species include: the golden eagle, Bonelli's eagle, the bearded vulture or lammergeier, the griffon vulture...
- birds inhabit the park, including the impressive bearded vulture, or lammergeier, with its 10-foot (3 m) wingspan. The park is crossed by an unpaved road...
- resident and migratory birds. Birds in the park include the golden eagle, lammergeier, griffon vulture, laggar falcon, peregrine falcon, Eurasian kestrel,...
- tracheliotos White-headed vulture, Trigonoceps occipitalis Bearded vulture (Lammergeier), Gypaetus barbatus Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus Palm-nut...
- the word geier has been ****ociated with both the gyrfalcon and the lammergeier although neither is synonymous with “geier”. For example, "gyrfalcon"...
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