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Himalayan Griffon

Gyps himalayensis Hume, 1869

The Himalayan Vulture or Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. Closely related to the European Griffon Vulture (G. fulvus) and once considered a subspecies of it, this species is found along the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan Plateau. It is one of the two largest old world vultures and true raptors. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Gyps

Scientific:
  Gyps himalayensis

Citation:
  Hume, 1869

Reference:
  RoughNotes p.12,15

Protonym:
  Gyps himalayensis

Avibase ID:
  9BB5551EA97A0A1C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9BB5551E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175488


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Gyps himalayensis: Himalayas from nw India to Tibet and w-central China
English:
Himalayan Griffon
Czech:
sup himálajský
German:
Schneegeier
Danish:
Himalayagrib
Spanish:
Buitre del Himalaya
Finnish:
himalajankorppikotka
French:
Vautour de l'Himalaya
Icelandic:
Fjallgammur
Italian:
Grifone dell'Himalaya
Japanese:
himarayahagewashi
Japanese:
ヒマラヤハゲワシ
Dutch:
Himalayagier
Norwegian:
Himalayagribb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Himalayagribb
Polish:
sep himalajski
Portuguese:
Grifo-himalaio
Russian:
Снежный гриф
Slovak:
sup snežný
Swedish:
snögam
Ukrainian:
Кумай
Chinese:
高山兀鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Himalayan Vulture ( Gyps himalayensis)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Himalayan Vulture ( Gyps himalayensis)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Himalayan Vulture ( Gyps himalayensis)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Vautour de l'Himalaya ( Gyps himalayensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Vautour de l'Himalaya ( Gyps himalayensis)
Clements 1st edition:
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Clements 3rd edition:
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Clements 4th edition:
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Himalayan Vulture ( Gyps himalayensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Himalayan Vulture ( Gyps himalayensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Himalayan Vulture ( Gyps himalayensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Himalayan Vulture ( Gyps himalayensis)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Oriental Bird Club:
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
James Lee Peters:
Gyps himalayensis
James Lee Peters (original):
Gyps himalayensis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Gyps himalayensis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Himalayan Griffon ( Gyps himalayensis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gyps himalayensis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gyps himalayensis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bulgarian: Хималайски лешояд
Bengali: হিমালয়ী গৃধিনী
Catalan: Voltor de l'Himàlaia
Czech: Sup himálajský
Danish: Himalayagrib
German: Himalayageier, Schneegeier
English: Himalayan Griffon, Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Himalayan Vulture, Kumai Vulture, Snow Griffon, Snow Vulture
English (India): Himalayan Griffon (Himalayan Vulture)
English (IOC): Himalayan Vulture
English (UAE): Himalayan Griffon Vulture
Spanish: Buitre de los Himalayas, Buitre del Himalaya
Spanish (Spain): Buitre del Himalaya
Spanish (HBW): Himalayan Griffon
Estonian: kumai-kaeluskotkas
Persian: کرکس هیمالیایی
Finnish: Himalajankorppikotka
French: Griffon de l'Himalaya, Vautour de l’Himalaya, Vautour de l'Himalaya
Hungarian: havasi fakókeselyű
Icelandic: Fjallgammur
Italian: Grifone dell'Himalaya
Japanese: himaraya shiro-eri hage-washi, himarayahagewashi, himarayashiroerihagewashi
Japanese: ヒマラヤシロエリハゲワシ, ヒマラヤハゲワシ
Japanese (Kanji): ヒマラヤ白襟禿鷲
Kazakh: Құмай
Kazakh (Transliteration): qumay
Korean: 고산대머리수리
Korean (Transliteration): gosan-dae-meori-suri
Scientific: Gyps himalayensis
Lithuanian: Snieginis grifas
Latvian: Himalaju grifs
Malayalam: ഹിമാലയൻ കഴുകൻ
Mongolian: Хималайн хажир, Цасны хажир бүргэд, Цастны хажир бүргэд
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠭᠢᠮᠠᠯᠠᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠬᠠᠵᠢᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠴᠠᠰᠣᠨ ᠦ  ᠬᠠᠵᠢᠷ ᠪᠦᠷᠭᠦᠳ
Mongolian (Transliteration): khimalaiŋ khajir, tsasni khajir bürged, tsastni khajir bürged
Malay: Burung Hereng Himalaya, Hereng Himalaya
Dutch: Himalaja-gier, Himalayagier, Sneeuwgier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Himalayagribb
Norwegian: Himalayagribb
Polish: sep himalajski, sęp himalajski
Pinyin: gāo-shān wù-jiù
Portuguese: Grifo-himalaio
Russian: Гималайский гриф, Гималайский сип, Гриф гималайский, Кумай, Кумай (снежный гриф), снежный гриф, снежный сип
Sindhi: ٽ ٽَ ډٌ يبڃا ييي
Slovak: sup himalájsky, sup snežný
Serbian: Himalajski sup
Swedish: Snögam
Thai: อีแร้งเทาหิมาลัย, อีแร้งน้ำตาลหิมาลัย, อีแร้งสีน้ำตาลหิมาลัย
Thai (Transliteration): ii-ráeeŋ sĭi-nám-taan hì-maa-lay
Turkish: Құмай
Ukrainian: Кумай
Chinese: 高山兀鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 高山兀鷲

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