The Cape Clear 'Griffons' The difficulty which Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus have in maintaining flapping flight for substantial periods over the sea makes it highly improbable that the five unidentified eagle-like birds observed flying past Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, on 1st September 1965 (Brit. Birds 85: 186) could have been of that species. I have, however, recently had occasion to look again at

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