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Rueppell's Vulture

(Gyps rueppelli)
Alternate name(s): "Rüppell's Vulture", "Rüppell's Griffon [Vulture]"
German name(s): "Sperbergeier"

Size: 0.85-1.0 m; wing span 2.25-2.6 m
Weight: 6.4-9 kg


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Rueppell's Vulture at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Ventral view of a Rueppell's Vulture (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2013]


Ventral views of a soaring juvenile Rueppell's Vulture (note the pale wing bar) having a good look around
(photos courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, October 2013]

Ventral view of juvenile Rueppell's Vulture moving away (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, October 2013]

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