Genus Gypaetus

Bearded Vulture - Like other vultures it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals. It usually disdains the rotting meat, however, and lives on a diet that is 90% bone marrow. It will drop large bones from a height to crack them into smaller pieces. Its old name of Ossifrage relates to this habit. Live tortoises are also dropped in similar fashion to crack them open.

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Gypaetus