Rüppell’s Vulture
Gyps rueppelli

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


Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli erlangeri, 2CY, pale
BIF2691, 02/01/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli erlangeri, 2CY, pale
BIF2692, 02/01/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli erlangeri, IMM
BIF2693, 02/01/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli erlangeri, IMM
BIF2694, 02/01/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli erlangeri, IMM (top)
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus, young IMM (below)
BIF2695, 02/01/2015, Arero, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli erlangeri, AD
BIF2696, 22/12/2014, Jimma, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Rüppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli erlangeri, AD
BIF2697, 22/12/2014, Jimma, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Himalayan Vulture (v)
Griffon Vulture (v)
White-backed Vulture (v)

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