large white ruff around neck; long white leggings (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Bearded Vulture
Gypeatus barbatus

Native Range: Eurasia and Africa

Notes: a huge and impressive carrion eater that lives and breeds on crags in high mountains; specializes on eating the marrow from bones, which it often cracks open by dropping the bones from great heights onto the rocks far below; also takes live prey on occasion; reaches maturity at about five years of age and can live for as long as four decades or more; no sexual dimorphism.

bluish on face as well as a facial black "beard" (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

light underparts; darker upperparts streaked with white (Zoo; 2008-10-21)