Serra de Tramuntana
Unesco - World heritage
Serra de Tramuntana

Cinereous vulture

 

(Aegypius monachus)

 

The cinereous vulture is unmistakeable because of its size and its tranquil, majestic flight. Totally black in colour – jet black in younger specimens and a chocolaty tone in adults – it has light plumage on the head and neck. Its beak is curved, robust and powerful. It is not unusual to see them gliding slowly high above the peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana, their wings outstretched or slightly gathered if they are flying into the wind. They fly alone or in pairs, but gather in groups to search for food.

Category
Protected species

Geographical area
Serra de Tramuntana