Lappet-faced Vulture
Torgos tracheliotus
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The lappet-faced vulture is a large vulture with a beak that allows it to feed on tendons and ligaments which are usually left by other vultures. The upper flight photo was taken in the Serengeti (2-08), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The 3rd row photo was taken at Ndutu (1-11), courtesy of Stuart Webb. The 8th row enlargement was in the Serengeti (2-08), courtesy of Fain Zimmerman. The rest of the photos were taken in the Serengeti and Tarangire. Click the photo above to see twenty enlargements including nests, flight photos and leucistic phenotypes.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Var der Vurst, Chuck Derby, Matt Aeberhard, Tom Nicholls
Karoline Hornik, Doug McLennan, Luc Grollie, Cysty Massay, Stuart Webb

Last Update this page: 8-24-19