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White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) - Wiki
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White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) 1 Luc Viatour.jpg
Resolution: 3245x2124 File Size: 1674960 Bytes Date: 2007:05:12 15:10:42 Camera: NIKON D80 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/2.8 Exposure: 178957/268435456 sec Focal Length: 150/1 Upload Date: 2007:10:28 21:21:59

White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) - Wiki


White-headed Vulture
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[Photo] White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis). Source (www.lucnix.be). Date 12 May 2007. Author Luc Viatour (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lviatour)

The White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) is an Old World vulture endemic to Africa. It has a pink beak, a white crest on its head and the featherless areas on its head are pale. Its has dark brown upper parts and a black tail. Feathers on its lower parts and legs are white. It has a wing span of 2 meters and spends a lot of time soaring looking for food. It roosts in tall trees near to water at night. This is a medium-sized vulture with an average length of 80 cm. Females weigh more than males, they usually weigh around 4.7 kg, while males somewhat under 4 kg.

Rarer than previously believed, it is uplisted from a species of Least Concern to Vulnerable status in the 2007 IUCN Red List.

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Scientific Name: Trigonoceps occipitalis (Burchell, 1824)
Common Names:
English – White-headed Vulture
French – Vautour à tête blanche
French: Vautour à tête blanche German: Wollkopfgeier Spanish: Buitre cabeciblanco
Taxonomy: Vultur occipitalis Burchell, 1824, Matlowing River, Botswana.

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