Lappet-faced Vulture
Torgos tracheliotos

– one of the largest raptors in the world, much larger than Golden Eagle
– SW Asian/African origin, potential vagrant to Southern WP
– mainly non-migratory, long-range dispersion of immatures


Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos nubicus, AD
BIF2698, 07/01/2015, Abiata Shalla, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos nubicus, AD
BIF2699, 07/01/2015, Abiata Shalla, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos nubicus, AD
BIF2700, 07/01/2015, Abiata Shalla, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos nubicus, AD
BIF2701, 07/01/2015, Abiata Shalla, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos nubicus, IMM
BIF2702, 15/10/2010, Bir Shalatein, Egypt, Michael Heiß

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos nubicus, IMM
BIF2703, 15/10/2010, Bir Shalatein, Egypt, Michael Heiß

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos nubicus, IMM
BIF2704, 15/10/2010, Bir Shalatein, Egypt, Michael Heiß

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Cinereous Vulture (v)

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