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This is the Lammergeier, or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus Barbatus Aureus). It has
a tuft of long bristly hairs on the chin and stiff bristles hide the nostrils. It is
blackish grey above, otherwise pale tawny. The white cap is bordered by black;
the iris ...
For my part I am content with the Lammergeier. It would be romantic to think that
the griffin of legend might be a garbled account of some early flying reptile such
as Pterodon, or early bird such as archaeopteryx. Indeed the first specimen of
... 159 Jenny Hanivers, 41 Kerr, John Graham, 1o, 13 Klingender, Francis, 177,
182 Komodo lizards, 1 25 Krumbiegal, Ingo, 23 Lactantius, 66 Lamia, 166-7
Lammergeier, 8o-81 Lane, Frank, 23, 85 Lankester, Ray, 143, 145 Lascaux,
Beast of, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review