In vultures, digestion is chemical and not based on the action of bacteria. In the stomach, acidity is very high; it is much less so in the intestine and this variation destroys bacteria and viruses.
Higher than the summits, the powerful raptor with a hooked beak and sharp claws inspects with a disconcerting lightness the Gorges du Verdon in a monacal silence nothing more normal for a monk vulture! Impressive silhouette, never threatening, rectangular, monolithic, unique. This beautiful small chick with a wingspan of almost 2.80 m for a weight of 8 kg, looks like a totem carved in the air, a sailing boat in the heavens.