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Old 01-07-2017, 08:21 PM
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Question Condors and griffon vultures

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I have read condors can open an intact carcass. YET griffon vultures with their larger beak can't? Tawny eagles and steppe eagles have no trouble


WHen i was in india i got to see this all. The red headed vulture had to break the carcass open.

WHy do griffons have such weak beaks what does it serve them?

ALso the condor beak does not look that powerful how are they able to tear into carcass? They are not even true vultures?
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: Condors and griffon vultures

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Hello

I have read condors can open an intact carcass. YET griffon vultures with their larger beak can't? Tawny eagles and steppe eagles have no trouble


WHen i was in india i got to see this all. The red headed vulture had to break the carcass open.

WHy do griffons have such weak beaks what does it serve them?

ALso the condor beak does not look that powerful how are they able to tear into carcass? They are not even true vultures?
Hi,

I didn't know that Griffon Vultures were unable to break open a carcass. The reason why the Condors beak packs such a punch is that they have teeth lining their toung as well as other extra teeth which helps increase the beaks power. Welcome to the forum by the way!

Kind Regards,

Bradley
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