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 immature above was seen at Ras Kutani (4-06), courtesy of Ian Marshall: click it to see 10 enlargements.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 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: 12-14-17