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 13 videos
A bird perched high up in a Silk Cotton Tree. Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 30 October 2014 9 weeks ago 44 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 8 years ago 27 sec 4.3
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 4.3
bird preening Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 2 October 2010 4 years ago 31 sec 4.3
Two birds in a palm tree Locality Gisenyi, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 6 March 2013 2 years ago 26 sec 3.8
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 48 photos
Subadult flying by.
Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 15 December 2013 1 year ago 4.4
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 Duluti Forest Reserve, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 8 March 2015 4 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 21 August 2011 8 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 34 weeks 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 36 weeks ago 4
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