[L.] An important family of birds of prey. The neck of the vulture is bare, but at the lower part there is a loose fold of skin covered with feathers under which it draws its head to keep it warm. Vultures feed upon carrion, and seldom attack living animals. The condor, king vulture, turkey buzzard, griffin, and lammergeir are all vultures. The condor is the largest vulture of the New World and is found in the Andes. The lammergeir is found in Europe, Asia and Africa.