Eurasian Griffon Vultures
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Scientific Name 
Gyps fulvus
Arabic Name 
النسر الشائع
Kuwaiti name 
270.0 cm
105.0 cm
Least Concern


Scarce passage migrant. Overall, European populations of the Eurasia griffon have increased in recent decades due to a number of conservation measures. One of the more majestic soaring birds in deserts and rocky hills.
Where in Kuwait 
Sometimes seen in small groups of up to 5 individuals in late autumn and winter. When seen, it is generally passing by overhead thermals and may stop to drink at quiet pools in the desert.
In the world 
A large, carnivorous scavenger with a very large range extending over Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It typically feeds on the soft tissue of medium to large-sized mammal carcasses.
Local threats 
Poisoned carcasses, shooting, electrocution on power lines, and disturbance.