African White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus

African White-backed Vulture
African White-backed Vulture
African White-backed Vulture
The White-backed Vulture, also called the African White-backed to distinguish from the White-rumped which was previously called the Oriental White-backed, is native to much of subSaharan Africa. It is critically endangered with a rapidly declining population through habitat loss, electrocution from power lines, poisoning from pesticides and from eating poisoned wildlife carcasses and livestock carcasses with vetinary medications (eg diclofenac).
African White-backed Vulture
African White-backed Vulture
The young have browner upper backs and wings than the adults, making them look similar to Ruppell's Griffon Vulture (but with a dark beak).