EURASIAN GRIFFON

Eurasian griffons are birds protected by law.

Eurasian griffons are predatory birds from the hawk family. It has a rather small head holding it downwards when flying, big wings and a short tail that looks as if it’s cut off. Young birds are darker than adult ones who have white down on the head and neck and a whitish rippled „collar“. The griffon is a huge bird with a wingspan from 2,40 to 2,80 metres.

Life expectancy of the Eurasian griffon is 30 to 40 years. They reach sexual maturity between the age of 5 and 7. They nest between January and March and female nest only one egg between mid-January and the end of March. They eat only died animals, mostly big mammals. Interestingly, they never attack live pray. They create loose colonies and are usually loyal to their permanent habitat. They often fly in flocks.