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 11 videos
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 6 years ago 20 sec 4.8
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 7 years ago 27 sec 4.6
bird preening Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 2 October 2010 3 years ago 31 sec 4.3
Two birds in a palm tree Locality Gisenyi, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 6 March 2013 1 year ago 26 sec 3.8
An adult in a tree Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 August 2006 7 years ago 36 sec 3.5
An adult on a perch, feeding and changing its position. Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 October 2009 3 years ago 39 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 38 photos
Subadult flying by.
Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 15 December 2013 13 weeks ago 4.5
An adult bird in flight
Locality Sanaga River, South Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Lars Petersson 2 March 2012 4 weeks ago 4.3
Front view of adult perched on a branch.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 6 August 2006 15 weeks ago 4.2
Adult Palm-nut Vulture
Locality Niafarang, Ziguinchor Region, Casamance, Senegal
Paul Cools 14 February 2012 1 year ago 4.2
A bird on a trunk.
Locality Kuntaur, Central River Division, The Gambia
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 12 October 2008 3 years ago 4.2
A perched adult bird.
Locality River Gambia National Park, Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 21 November 2005 4 years ago 4.2
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