Gypaetus barbatus

Alpine salamander

With a wingspan of up to three meters the bearded vulture is Europe‘s largest bird. The name is derived from the small, black beard on the vulture‘s head. Bearded vultures mainly feed on bones. In the Alps the species had been extinct, already. Meanwhile they have been reintroduced successfully.

Life expectancy: 40 years
Size: 290 cm
Weight: 7 kg
Habitat (maximum height): 7800 m
Group size: 4
Young per litter / clutch: 2
Group: Vögel/ Greifvögel

Berger des Alpes

Save half a square meter of unspoiled nature with every quartet game


Nature can only remain beautiful when we grant it sufficient space. That's why for every sold quartet game we make a little donation to the regional federation of bird protection in Bavaria (Landesverband für Vogelschutz in Bayern e.V., LBV) to protect half a square meter of unspoiled nature. The LBV does not only protect the biosphere. It also runs an eagle hut in Bad Hindelang, one of the best spots to be informed about and to observe golden eagles, which is only one of there many environmental projects.

Poster of the Alpine animals

Bearded vulture and 31 other Alpine animals on one poster - from A as in Alpine cough to Y as in yellow-bellied toad.

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