Palm-nut Vulture
Gypohierax angolensis
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The palm-nut vulture feeds on the fruit of several palm trees as well as fish, crabs and other marine life. The juvenile is overall brown; the immature takes 4 years to gain adult plumage. The immature with the tawny eagle was photographed in Katavi NP, courtesy of Claude Melde. The other photos were taken in Pangani, Mahale, Selous, Katavi and Lake Manyara. The immature above was seen at Ras Kutani (4-06), courtesy of Ian Marshall: click it to see 14 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-19 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Ian Marshall, Mike Graham, Silas Olofson, Claude Melde, Florence Holmen

Last Update this page: 6-03-19