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White-backed_Vulture2 Taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Gyps africanus,South Africa,White-backed Vulture Click/tap to enlarge

White-backed_Vulture2

Taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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The White-backed Vulture is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is closely related to the European Griffon Vulture, ''G. fulvus''. Sometimes it is called African White-backed Vulture to distinguish it from the Oriental White-backed Vulture—nowadays usually called White-rumped Vulture—to which it was formerly believed to be closely related.

The White-backed Vulture is a typical vulture, with only down feathers on.. more

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
Species identified by stephen whittaker
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By stephen whittaker

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Uploaded Nov 8, 2014. Captured Oct 13, 2013 11:02.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/10.0
  • 10/40000s
  • ISO3200
  • 400mm