Bearded Vulture

Bearded Vulture

Unlike most vultures, bearded vultures lack a bald head and have fully feathered neck and legs, likely due to eating bones rather than carrion.

Unlike most vultures, bearded vultures lack an entirely bald head and feature an almost shaggy, fully feathered neck and legs. Increased featheration is likely due to differences in diet as bearded vultures subsist mainly on bones while most vultures primarily consume carrion.

Sources: (Antor, et al., 2007; Ferguson-Lees & Christie, 2001; Tenenzapf, 2011)
Image: A. Savin

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