Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus


Acharya, R.; Cuthbert, R.; Baral, H. S.; Chaudhary, A. 2010. Rapid decline of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus in Upper Mustang, Nepal. Forktail 26: 117-120.

Barov, B and Derhé, M. A. 2011. Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus species action plan implementation review. In: Barov, B and Derhé, M. A. (eds), Review of The Implementation Of Species Action Plans for Threatened Birds in the European Union 2004-2010. Final report. BirdLife International For the European Commission.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Blanco, G. and Lemus, J.A. 2010. Livestock drugs and disease: the fatal combination behind breeding failure in endangered Bearded Vultures. PLoS ONE 5(11): e14163.

Carrete, M.; Margalida, A.; Oro, D.; Donázar, J. A. 2009. Population consequences of vulture restaurants: the bearded vulture Gypaetus barbatus in the Spanish Pyrenees. Munibe (Supplemento - Gehigarria) 29: 219-246.

Das, D.; Cuthbert, R.; Jakati, R. D.; Prakash, V. 2010. Diclofenac is toxic to the Himalayan Griffon Vulture Gyps himalayensis . Bird Conservation Internatnational 21: 72–75.

Ferguson-Lees, J. and Christie, D.A. 2001. Raptors of the world. Christopher Helm, London.

Frey, H., Walter, W. 1989. The reintroduction of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus into the Alps. In: Meyburg, B. –U., and Chancellor, R. D. (eds), Raptors in the Modern World, pp. 341-344. WWGBP, Berlin.

Gil, J. A.; Báguena, G.; Sánchez-Castilla, E.; Antor, R. J.; Alcántara, M.; López-López, P. 2014. Home ranges and movements of non-breeding Bearded Vultures tracked by satellite telemetry in the Pyrenees. Ardeola 61(2): 379-387.

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Krüger, S. C.; Allan, D. G.; Jenkins, A. R.; Amar, A. 2014. Trends in territory occupancy, distribution and density of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus meridionalis in southern Africa. Bird Conservation International 24: 162-177.

Margalida, A.; Heredia, R.; Razin, M.; Hernández, F. J. 2008. Sources of variation in mortality of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus in Europe. Bird Conservation International 18(1): 1-10.

Moreno-Opo, R.; Trujillano, A.; Arredondo, Á.; González, L. M.; Margalida, A. 2015. Manipulating size, amount and appearance of food inputs to optimize supplementary feeding programs for European vultures. Biol. Conserv. 181: 27-35.

Rushworth, I. and Krüger, S. 2014. Wind farms threaten southern Africa’s cliff-nesting vultures. Ostrich 85(1): 13-23.

Simmons, R. E.; Jenkins, A. R. 2007. Is climate change influencing the decline of Cape and Bearded Vultures in southern Africa? Vulture News: 41-51.

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Symes, A.; Taylor, J.; Mallon, D.; Porter, R.; Simms, C.; Budd, K. 2015. The Conservation Status and Distribution of the Breeding Birds of the Arabian Peninsula. Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, and Sharjah, UAE: Environment and Protected Areas Authority.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

European Union Species Action Plan

Jump to the case study for this species in Wildlife comeback in Europe: The recovery of selected mammal and bird species (Deniet et al. 2003)

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Gypaetus barbatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2021.