Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone. Also fact: when sufficiently threatened, they’ve been observed to deliberately puke on the threat.
That is the most metal thing i have ever heard in my life
it’s scientific name translates into “Satan’s canary”
I can see how this animal could have spawned dragon mythology in our early ancestors.