Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Lammergeier, the German name of the Bearded Eagle, Vulture, or Griffin (Gypactus barbatus), the Quebranta-huesos, or Bone-smasher of the Spaniards, the largest bird of prey in the Old World. This eagle, with the habits of a vulture, ranges from the south-east of Europe and the north of Africa eastward to China. The length is from three to four feet, and the wing-spread from nine to ten feet. The plumage on the upper surface is brownish black, tawny beneath; the white head bears a black line on each side, and there is a tuft of black bristles at the base of the bill. It is a cowardly bird, feeding on small mammals and carrion; and stories, apparently well authenticated, are told of its carrying off young children.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6