|The Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture-Eagle (Gypaetus barbatus) is an Old World vulture, the only member of the genus Gypaetus. It breeds on crags in high mountains in southern Europe, Africa, India and Tibet. The Lammergeier has been successfully re-introduced into the Alps, but is still one of the rarest raptors in Europe. Like other vultures it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals. It usually disdains the rotting meat, however, and lives on a diet that is 90% bone marrow. It will drop large bones from a height to crack them into smaller pieces. Its old name of Ossifrage (bone breaker) relates to this habit.