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Rüppell's Griffon

Gyps rueppelli


Rüppell's vulture or Rüppell's griffon vulture is an endangered African vulture. It is a large vulture, up to 90-95 cm in height and up to 2,5 meters in wingspan. Dark brown with cream scales in pattern, and long-necked with recognizable white neck ruff, cream to yellow colored bill in adult (black in juvenile) and yellow eye.


Wooded area of Nairobi NP.


The status if this bird is continuously degrading since the decade 2000; and, in 2015 it became "Critically endangered".

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Kajiado, Kenya

Spotted on Feb 21, 2016
Submitted on Jun 7, 2017

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