Devil's Bridge

For centuries it was used as a natural bridge to reach Tatev. The mineral springs erupting from cliff rocks at the site color the canyon and form stalactites under the bridge and a small pool of warm spring water attracts soakers for much of the year.

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Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture

Neophron percnopterus

Length: 60-70 cm, Wing Span: 155-180 cm.

General description: Thin bill, broad wings, and bluntly-pointed tail. Bare yellow face and yellowish bill with dark tip. Mostly white; white underwing coverts contrast with black flight feathers.

Abundance and habitat: Uncommon species of breeding migratory birds. Mainly occurs on cliff formations along deep gorges, river valleys, and lowlands. Uses branches, herbs and rags to nest on rocky outcrops or in shallow caves.

Food: Carrion, garbage and small animals.

Status: Listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Armenia as endangered species. Protected by the RA law on fauna. 

 

Links

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_vulture

BirdLife: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3371

Birdpedia: http://www.birdpedia.com/au/bi.dll/bipu02?m=006&id505=M000003601

Red Data Book of Armenia: http://www.mnp.am/red_book_fauna/arm/a249.html


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Devil's BridgeMuch has been written about this place. I never saw the caves, but it is great place to fill your water bottles!
As you cross the "bridge", there is a pipe coming out of the rock within ten feet. It is clean mineral water, effervescent, like drinking Perrier!
Tighten the cap good, and it will stay effervescent for days!

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    How to reach From Yerevan drive south on the main N-S highway for 228 km. Before you reach the town of Goris, take the H45 turn toward Tatev Monastery. Drive another 19 km and you will reach the Devil's Bridge. The trip will take approximately 3 hour 23 minutes.

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