Rüppell's Vulture
Gyps rueppellii
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These photos all show the white feather tips and edges that give the Rüppell's vulture its scaly appearance. In the adult, note also several broad white lines along the entire length of the wing coverts. The immature has buff-colored feather edges giving an otherwise similar appearance. All of these photos were taken in the Serengeti; the left 5th & 6th row photos are courtesy of Fain and Roger Zimmerman. Click the photo above to see a series of enlargements including juveniles, immatures adults, flight photos and a pair on a nest.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Fain Zimmerman, Roger Zimmerman, Karoline Hornik, Stefan Hitz
Steve Dolberg, Steve Brynes, Maren Hilton

Last Update this page: 7-31-15