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It is not part of the project to provide a definitive edition of the text of the Bestiary, but to help readers by providing a transcription and translation of the text. Currently the following editorial conventions obtain:
The vulture. The female vulture gives birth without copulation, like the Virgin Mary. Vultures know when death is near.
two fierce birds oppose each other in a circle.
The Bestiary illustrators did not know vultures, so the bird tends to look similar to the eagle. There is a faint sketch of two concentric circles to the left of the illustration. Within the circles it is just possible to discern the neck of the right vulture. Initial type 2.
The vulture feeds on dead bodies.
On the third line, the addition in the margin 'si iacens' has not been inserted in the gap in the text.