Ruppell's (Griffon) Vulture Gyps rueppellii

Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture, also called Ruppell's Vulture, is native to central Africa, from West Africa to East Africa. It is the highest-recorded flying bird, having been sucked into a jet plane engine over the Ivory Coast at over 36,000 feet. A large vulture, it is similar to the (Eurasian) Griffon Vulture but has white edges to most of its body and wing feathers. It also has a dark brown patch at the base of its neck. Close up, its irises are also much lighter than the dark amber brown irises of the Eurasian Griffon.
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon Vulture