This beautiful bird is the Himalayan Griffin. If you have hiked up the mountains above Dharamsala, I am sure you would have seen them gliding, oblivious to the rest of the world. I can sit at the edge of a cliff and watch them for hours! *Vultures attract a mate by soaring in the sky around each other. The make shoe off his flying skills by almost touching the female’s wing tip as he flies by to impress her. Normally vultures are social birds that hunt in flicks but when it comes to starting a family, they pair for life.
The Himalayan Griffin is up to 1.5 metres tall with a wingspan up to 3.1 metres.
I hope to someday be able to click a closeup if this gorgeous creature! #himalayangriffon#vulture#dharamsala#mountains#birds#rare#habitat#teawhisperer