Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Cape Griffon (Gyps coprotheres) - HBW 2, p. 128

French: Vautour chassefiente German: Kapgeier 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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