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 6 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 47 weeks 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 34 photos
Subadult flying by.
Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 15 December 2013 7 weeks ago 4.3
Front view of adult perched on a branch.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 6 August 2006 10 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 3 years ago 4.2
Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis)
Locality Pemba Island, Tanzania
Jacques Erard 15 July 2012 7 weeks ago 4.1
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