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 7 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
An adult on a perch, feeding and changing its position. Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 October 2009 4 years ago 39 sec 4
A close-up of an adult bird perched. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 23 March 2008 5 years ago 30 sec 4
Two birds in a palm tree Locality Gisenyi, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 6 March 2013 1 year ago 26 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 45 photos
Subadult flying by.
Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 15 December 2013 47 weeks ago 4.4
Adult eyeing up a spitting cobra, which eventually made good its escape
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Phil Gregory 3 June 2014 15 weeks 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
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 17 weeks ago 4
A bird on a ground
Locality Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 10 July 2013 50 weeks ago 4
Side view of adult in flight.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 13 August 2006 50 weeks ago 4
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