Himalayan Griffon

The Himalayan Griffon vulture or Himalayan vulture is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. It is closely related to the European Griffon vulture and it was once considered a subspecies of it. Himalayan Griffon is found in the mountains of Himalayas and nearby Tibetan Plateau. It is the largest and heaviest bird found in Himalayas. They are also known Himalayan Vulture, Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Kumai Vulture, Snow Griffon and Snow Vulture.

Gujarati Name

ઉજળો ગીધ

Scientific Name

Gyps himalayensis

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat

Winter Visitor

IUCN Status

Near Threatened

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