White-backed Vulture

Gyps africanus - Vautour africain

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Gyps

  • Species
    :

    africanus

Descriptor

Salvadori, 1865

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 94 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 218 à 220 cm.
  • Weight
    : 4200 à 7200 g
Longevity

19 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Vautour africain,
  • Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano,
  • Grifo-de-dorso-branco,
  • Weißrückengeier,
  • fehérhátú keselyű,
  • Witruggier,
  • Avvoltoio dorsobianco,
  • Afrikansk vitryggad gam,
  • Hvitryggribb,
  • sup hrdzavohnedý,
  • sup africký,
  • Hvidrygget Grib,
  • savannikorppikotka,
  • Witrugaasvoël,
  • voltor dorsiblanc africà,
  • sęp afrykański,
  • Африканский гриф,
  • コシジロハゲワシ,
  • 非洲白背兀鷲,
  • 白背兀鷲,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Desert : Hot ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Pastureland

Geographic range

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