Ruppell’s griffon vulture, at 37,000 feet.
They have an approximate length of 1 meter and weigh between 7-9 kg. The wingspan of Ruppell’s vulture measure between 2.3-2.5 meters. They can fly at a speed of 22 mph and can stay in the air for hours. Ruppell’s vultures are scavengers. They have keen eyesight and can spot carcasses from great heights
Other surprising, very high-flighing birds:
- Common crane: 33,000 feet
- Bar-headed goose: 29,000 feet
- Whooper swan: 27,000 feet
- Mallard: 21,000 feet
That’s right. You don’t have to be an especially-exotic bird in order to reach extraordinary heights.