Cyprus Europa 2019 – National birds

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Cyprus Europa 2019 – National birds
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Date of issue: 2 May 2019

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) The griffon vulture is the largest raptor in Cyprus and the most threatened species. The population has reached alarming levels and successful matings are very few.

In the past the population of the species in Cyprus was at a very healthy level and it was relatively common, however in the last decades the species is at risk of extinction.

The vulture breeds on crags or mountains and prefers open spaces soaring over them looking for food (dead animals).

It plays the role of a...

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