The Cinereous Vulture

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The Cinereous Vulture

The mighty Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), also called the Eurasian Black Vulture, is a true giant of the skies, holding the title for the largest Old World vulture and one of the biggest and heaviest birds of prey globally, with a wingspan stretching almost 3 meters. Unfortunately, the Cinereous Vulture has faced a steep decline in its European habitats, but there is good news on the horizon. Thanks to a flourishing Spanish population, this impressive species is making a comeback in regions across Europe, from Portugal and France to Bulgaria, bringing hope for the survival and resurgence of this majestic creature.

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Main threats

Why we need vultures

History and status in Portugal and Spain

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