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Witrugaasvoël Alternate name
Gyps africanus Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
94 cm (1.96 - 2.25 m wingspan) Length
Hot desserts, forest, shrubland, savanna, grassland, up to 3500 m. Sub-Sahara Africa details Habitat
Altitude
Range
1 egg Clutch
Carrion Food  
Gregarious Habits
 3356 - TSN: 560343 - Sub-species World Number
Near Threatened Status

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White-backed Vulture Derek Solomon South Luangwa National Park Lodge Zambia Call on hippo carcass XC41427

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Afrikaans: Witrugaasvoel, Witrugaasvoël
Bulgarian: Африкански белоръб лешояд
Czech: Sup africkı
Danish: Hvidrygget Grib
German: Bengalengeier, Weißrückengeier
English: African Whitebacked Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, African White-necked Vulture, White backed Vulture, White-backed Griffon, Whitebacked Vulture, White-backed Vulture
Spanish: Buitre de espalada blanca, Buitre de Espalda Blanca, Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano, Buitre Dorsiblanco Bengalí
Estonian: savanni-kaeluskotkas
Finnish: Savannikorppikotka
French: Gyps africain, Vautour à dos blanc, Vautour africain, Vautour du Cap
Hebrew: נשר אפריקאי
Italian: Avvoltoio dorsobianco, Grifone dorsobianco africano
Japanese: koshijirohagewashi
Japanese: コシジロハゲワシ
Kwangali: Ekuvi
Latin: Gyps africanus, Pseudogyps africanus
Lithuanian: Baltnugaris grifas
Dutch: Bengaalse Gier, Witruggier
Norwegian: Hvitrygggribb, Hvitryggribb
Polish: sep afrykanski, sęp afrykański
Portuguese: Grifo do cabo, Grifo-de-dorso-branco, Grifo-do-cabo
Russian: Африканский гриф, Гриф белобокий африканский
Slovak: sup bielochrbtı, sup hrdzavohnedı
Shona: Gora
Siswant: Lingce
Swedish: Afrikansk vitryggad gam
Swahili: Tumbusi Mgongo-mweupe
Tswana: Kopajammutla
Tsonga: Koti
Chinese: 非洲白背兀鹜

Sub-species

Gyps africanus/rueppellii

Range:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, , Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- Bioko,] ,Kenya , Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, [South Africa:- Pilanesberg,] Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

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