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White-backed Vulture

Gyps africanus

Description:

The White-backed Vulture is a typical vulture, with only down feathers on the head and neck, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It has a white neck ruff. The adult’s whitish back contrasts with the otherwise dark plumage. Juveniles are largely dark.

Habitat:

Riverine forest in savannah/woodland.

Notes:

This is the most common of the vulture species found in Mlawula Nature Reserve, nesting along the Siphiso River. This individual had obviously fed recently, as the crop is very visible.

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KateBraun
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Mbabane, Sifundza seHhohho, Swaziland

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Jan 24, 2014

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