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see Brussels griffonBrussels griffon,
breed of sturdy toy dog developed in Belgium in the 18th and 19th cent. It stands about 8 in. (20.3 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 6 to 12 lb (2.7–5.5 kg). There are two varieties, the wirehaired and the smooth.
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; wirehaired pointing griffonwirehaired pointing griffon,
breed of medium-sized sporting dog developed in Holland and France in the late 19th cent. It stands about 22 in. (56 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 45 and 60 lb (20.4–27.2 kg).
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griffin, griffon, gryphon

A mythological beast having a lion’s body with an eagle’s head and wings; used decoratively.


1. any of various small wire-haired breeds of dog, originally from Belgium
2. any large vulture of the genus Gyps, of Africa, S Europe, and SW Asia, having a pale plumage with black wings: family Accipitridae (hawks)
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At this critical stage, the Griffon Vulture population was strengthened with 25 birds from Crete, brought to Cyprus through the Gypas project.
Ecological basis of conservation and survival of Eurasian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus Hablizl 1783) on Balkan Peninsula.
The clinical signs exhibited by the griffon vultures on admission and the results of physical examinations as well as the results of postmortem and histopathologic examinations are described in Table 1.
2011) observed 64 Himalayan Griffon Vultures from February 28 to May 30, 2011 in Pitheali, Sanikot, Low Gali, Dao Khan, Reshian and Machiara National Park of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
For evaluation of our GPS estimates of wind speed and direction we used hourly data obtained from three meteorological stations (owned by Meteo-France), located on high vantage points within the home ranges of the griffon vultures [Millau-Soulobres (44.
As part of the project, dozens of GPS devices were attached to griffon vultures in order to track their movements and activity patterns in nature.
Griffon vultures often choose the highest and most inaccessible places for roosting and nesting.
Then, we analysed four other response parameters: the ratio of cinereous vultures to griffon vultures at carcasses, the ratio of non-adult to adult cinereous vultures at carcasses, the time to arrival of cinereous vultures to begin feeding and the time spent by cinereous vultures feeding on the carcass.
A study by Luis Barrios and Alejandro Rodriguez found that wind farm mortality mainly affected two resident raptor species--the griffon vulture and common kestrel--and that only a small fraction of migrating birds were at risk from turbine collisions.
Establishment of feeding enclosure for griffon vultures and guided birdwatching