Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) - HBW 2, p. 125
French: Palmiste africain
Spanish: Buitre Palmero
Other common names: Vulturine Fish-eagle
Taxonomy: Falco angolensis Gmelin, 1788, Angola.
Monotypic genus, apparently intermediate between fish eagles and vultures. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegambia E to Kenya coast and S to Angola and NE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
A bird perched high up in a Silk Cotton Tree. Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 30 October 2014 50 weeks ago 44 sec 4.5
bird preening Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 2 October 2010 4 years ago 31 sec 4.1
An adult in a tree, defecating and then changing its position. Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 8 years ago 27 sec 4.1
An adult bird feeding on a Giraffe carcass and, then, perched Locality Ndumo Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Dave Jackson 30 November 2001 8 years ago 20 sec 4.1
Two birds in a palm tree Locality Gisenyi, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 6 March 2013 2 years ago 26 sec 3.6
An adult in a tree Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 August 2006 8 years ago 36 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 56 photos
Subadult flying by.
Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 15 December 2013 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Duluti Forest Reserve, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 8 March 2015 46 weeks ago 4.3
A perched adult bird.
Locality River Gambia National Park, Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 21 November 2005 5 years ago 4.3
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 21 August 2011 50 weeks ago 4.2
Adult eyeing up a spitting cobra, which eventually made good its escape
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Phil Gregory 3 June 2014 1 year ago 4
It was flying on canopy of Kakum National Park. Often it roosted some large and big trees. Maybe it had a nest in there.
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana
ahmet karataş 19 October 2013 1 year ago 4
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