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PostSubject: Re: Mojö Fun 2013 Griffon Vulture   Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:43 am

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@SUSANNE wrote:
I have been googling, but can`t find out why it is called a GRIFFON vulture scratch
We call it a goose-vulture . Is a goose called a griffion in some language ???

Susanne, I think people already helped before but here goes my contribution. Very Happy
All these words have origin in latin, greek or both and griffon is not an exception. Then, in Middle French it turned in grifon and in middle English in griffoun. It means curled, curved or having a hooked nose. study
In Portugal we call grifo to the griffin but also to this specific vulture. Very Happy
Curiously, we also call grifo to a bristled chicken! Laughing I hope my googling was helpful. Now, I need to know why do you call goose vulture to this bird? Isn't a turkey vulture already enough for an aviary? Wink

My point... as everybody here Laughing

A Griffon in French is used for a mythologic creature, a hunting dog or a small Belgian dog Wink

The griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) or white headed vulture is called a vautour fauve, fauve is the French word for the latin fulvus which is the color of the vulture.

French animal name are often latin names, for example a sable antelope (Hipottragus niger) is called Hippotrague noir.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojö Fun 2013 Griffon Vulture   Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:47 pm

@skysthelimit wrote:
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Robert, I don't know what Sup is, but we call it jastreb if it's the species Gyps fulvus is beloglavi jastreb
Yes, I know, I didn't say that you made a mistake. It was just strange to me because in our language Jastreb is a name for Goshawk

Haha, also in Polish is similar, Jastrzab is a word for Goshawk cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mojö Fun 2013 Griffon Vulture   Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:39 pm

@skysthelimit wrote:
@Bojan wrote:
Robert, I don't know what Sup is, but we call it jastreb if it's the species Gyps fulvus is beloglavi jastreb
Yes, I know, I didn't say that you made a mistake. It was just strange to me because in our language Jastreb is a name for Goshawk

May be it's because the Griffon Vulture (or White-headed "syp"/ "jastreb"/"flesh-eater"/etc.) as a species is a member of the Accipitrids family, which here in Bulgaria, probably in Serbia too, most commonly is associated with Hawks.
I doubt it they would make a mistake at the zoo...

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PostSubject: Re: Mojö Fun 2013 Griffon Vulture   Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:12 am

@skysthelimit wrote:
@Bojan wrote:
Robert, I don't know what Sup is, but we call it jastreb if it's the species Gyps fulvus is beloglavi jastreb
Yes, I know, I didn't say that you made a mistake. It was just strange to me because in our language Jastreb is a name for Goshawk


Laughing Yes Robert it,s strange... scratch In the most slavic languages "Jastreb" is Goshawk, but Vulture is "Stervyatnik" (carrion eater)... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Mojö Fun 2013 Griffon Vulture   Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:14 pm

@Kikimalou wrote:
@Roger wrote:
@SUSANNE wrote:
I have been googling, but can`t find out why it is called a GRIFFON vulture scratch
We call it a goose-vulture . Is a goose called a griffion in some language ???

Susanne, I think people already helped before but here goes my contribution. Very Happy
All these words have origin in latin, greek or both and griffon is not an exception. Then, in Middle French it turned in grifon and in middle English in griffoun. It means curled, curved or having a hooked nose. study
In Portugal we call grifo to the griffin but also to this specific vulture. Very Happy
Curiously, we also call grifo to a bristled chicken! Laughing I hope my googling was helpful. Now, I need to know why do you call goose vulture to this bird? Isn't a turkey vulture already enough for an aviary? Wink

My point... as everybody here Laughing

A Griffon in French is used for a mythologic creature, a hunting dog or a small Belgian dog Wink

The griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) or white headed vulture is called a vautour fauve, fauve is the French word for the latin fulvus which is the color of the vulture.

French animal name are often latin names, for example a sable antelope (Hipottragus niger) is called Hippotrague noir.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojö Fun 2013 Griffon Vulture   Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:40 pm

Such a wonderful bird, great pose and detail. He's definitely going on my "to buy list". I saw a toy website called winner's circle that says he should be available around mid February. cheers
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