Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) - HBW 2, p. 128
French: Vautour chassefiente
Spanish: Buitre de El Cabo
Other common names: Cape/Kolbe's Vulture
Taxonomy: Vultur Coprotheres J. R. Forster, 1798, South Africa.
Forms superspecies with G. fulvus and G. rueppellii, and possibly also with G. himalayensis and G. indicus. Sometimes considered conspecific with G. fulvus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Centred on Lesotho and South Africa, extending to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, S Mozambique and Swaziland, rarely wandering N to Zambia.
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A presumed immature coming in to land amongst a feeding flock of African White-backed Vultures Locality Matusadona National Park, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 8 September 1999 1 year ago 33 sec 4.1
Birds glide over Drakensberg escarpment. Locality KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Doug and Denise Norris 25 August 2008 11 weeks ago 59 sec 4
An adult soaring Locality Bredasdorp, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Greg Baker 1 October 2002 1 year ago 23 sec 3.5
A bird perched Locality World of Birds, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Jordi Sargatal 15 August 1998 6 years ago 4 sec 2.6
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Adult Cape Griffon coming in for the landing
Locality Drakensberg Mountains, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Lizet Grobbelaar 8 April 2010 3 years ago 4.5
A captive male Cape Griffon (George) collecting nesting material.
Locality REST (Rare & Endangered Species Trust), Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Christian Boix Hinzen 31 March 2006 3 years ago 4.3
Awating a feeding chance.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Robert Erasmus 5 September 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Perched on edge of cliff
Locality South Africa
Philip Perry 13 March 2010 1 year ago 4
Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres), flying
Locality Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Jacques Erard 15 October 2005 5 weeks ago 3.8
The rare Cape Vulture. Captured 7kms South Of Bedford.
Locality Bedford, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Steve Bailey 5 February 2011 2 years ago 3.8
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