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BIRDS OF PREY     >     VULTURES
GRIFFON VULTURE.
(Old World Vultures)
Family : Accipitridae.
Scientific Name : Gyps Fulvus.
Distribution : Southern Europe, Middle East, South-west Asia.
Habitat : Rocky coasts and mountainous regions with open areas.
Food : Carrion.
Wingspan : 235 - 270cm.


Griffon Vulture
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AFRICAN WHITE BACKED VULTURE.
(Old World Vultures)
Family : Accipitridae.
Scientific Name : Gyps Africanus.
Distribution : Irregularly through Sub-Saharan Africa.
Habitat : Grassy plains, savannah, sparse woodland, thornbush. Roosts exclusively in trees.
Food : Carrion.
Wingspan : 195 - 230cm.


African White Backed Vulture
RUPPELLS VULTURE.
(Old World Vultures)
Family : Accipitridae.
Scientific Name : Gyps Rueppelli.
Distribution : Central and Western Africa.
Habitat : Grasslands, dry arid areas.
Food : Carrion.
Wingspan : 220 - 260cm.
Ruppells Vulture
HOODED VULTURE.
(Old World Vultures)
Family : Accipitridae.
Scientific Name : Necrosyrtes monachus.
Distribution : Irregularly through Sub-Saharan Africa.
Habitat : Varied. Grassland, savannah. Also common around human activity, e.g. abattoirs, rubbish dumps, market places.
Food : Carrion, insects.
Wingspan : 150 - 180cm.


Hooded Vulture
TURKEY VULTURE.
(New World Vultures)
Family : CATHARTIDAE.
Scientific Name : Cathartes Aura.
Distribution : Found across much of North and South American Continents.
Habitat : Wide range of light wooded to open country, grassland, coastal desert.
Food : Carrion. Occasionally rotting vegetable matter.
Wingspan : 160 - 180cm.


Turkey Vulture
BLACK VULTURE.
(New World Vultures)
Family : CATHARTIDAE
Scientific Name : Coragyps Atratus.
Distribution : Found across much of North and South American Continents.
Habitat : Open or lightly wooded county. Also very common around human activity.
Food : Very varied. Carrion. Also small live prey, fruit and vegetables.
Wingspan : 130 - 160cm.


Black Vulture

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