Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

African White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) - HBW 2, p. 126

French: Vautour africain German: Weißrückengeier Spanish: Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano
Other common names: White-backed (Griffon) Vulture

Taxonomy: Gyps africanus Salvadori, 1865, Sennar, Sudan.
Forms superspecies with G. bengalensis, with which has been considered conspecific; these two sometimes partitioned off in genus Pseudogyps, on grounds of usually having 12 not 14 rectrices. Possibility of three geographically discrete populations that differ on size, but not named. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mauritania E to Ethiopia and S to N and E South Africa.