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Lappet-faced vulture or Nubian vulture

Torgos tracheliotos


Overall, the lappet-faced vulture is blackish above with a strongly contrasting white thigh feathers. The black feathers on the back of African vultures are lined with brown, while Arabian birds are dark brown rather than black above. The underside can range from pure white to buff-brown. Like many vultures, it has a bald head. This species measures around 95–115 cm (37–45 in) in body length, with a wingspan of 2.5–2.9 m (8.2–9.5 ft)


Savannah in the Masai Mara.

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Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold a year ago

Thank you, Leuba.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Great shots Benno !

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold a year ago

Thank you Christine Y. and Zlatan Celebic.

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold a year ago

Thank you, AshleyT. I'm Feeling honored.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Great bird and great series of shots; thanks for sharing.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Beautiful bird and incredible shots!

AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

hookgv a year ago

Looks like it is wearing pantaloons. lol

Benno Ibold
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Benno Ibold

Narok, Kenya

Lat: -1.52, Long: 35.08

Spotted on Jul 21, 2017
Submitted on Sep 26, 2017

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