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AnimalAlpine vulture

Alpine vulture (scientific name: Gyps himalayensis) isthe vulture genusbird of Falconiformes Accipitridae. Itis alargeanimal witha total length of about 110 cm. Itlives on thegrassland and alpine valley regionwithan altitude of 2500~4500 meters. The bird which can fly over the Mount Qomolangma, isone of the highest flying birdsin the world.

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