The bearded vulture is an extremely large vulture with a long, slender body and tail and large, impressive wings.
Bearded vultures are extremely large, distinctive vultures with an unmistakable silhouette that range in weight from 4.5 to 7.0 kilograms. They have a total length between 94 and 125 centimeters and a much longer wingspan of 231 to 283 centimeters.
They have a relatively small head on a long, powerful neck with a long, slender body with markedly long wings and tail. Their legs are short and heavily feathered with strong feet. The wing-tips generally fall short of the tail-tip.