White-backed Vulture
Gyps africanus

– very large raptor, larger than Golden Eagle
– African origin, potential vagrant to southern WP
– mainly non-migratory, immatures may disperse over long-distances


White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, 2CY
BIF2682, 02/02/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, 2CY
BIF2683, 02/02/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, IMM
BIF2684, 02/02/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, 2CY
BIF2685, 02/02/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, young IMM (below)
Rüppel’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli, 1CY (top)
BIF2686, 02/02/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, AD
BIF2687, 02/02/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, young AD
BIF2688, 02/02/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, AD
BIF2689, 22/12/2014, Butajira, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, young AD
BIF2690, 18/12/2014, Jimma, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Himalayan Vulture (v)
Griffon Vulture (v)
Rüppel’s Vulture (v)

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