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White-headed Vulture
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[Photo] White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis). Source ( Date 12 May 2007. Author Luc Viatour (

The White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) is an Old World vulture endemic to Africa. It has a pink beak, a white crest on its head and the featherless areas on its head are pale. Its has dark brown upper parts and a black tail. Feathers on its lower parts and legs are white. It has a wing span of 2 meters and spends a lot of time soaring looking for food. It roosts in tall trees near to water at night. This is a medium-sized vulture with an average length of 80 cm. Females weigh more than males, they usually weigh around 4.7 kg, while males somewhat under 4 kg.

Rarer than previously believed, it is uplisted from a species of Least Concern to Vulnerable status in the 2007 IUCN Red List.
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Scientific Name: Trigonoceps occipitalis (Burchell, 1824)
Common Names:
English – White-headed Vulture
French – Vautour à tête blanche
French: Vautour à tête blanche German: Wollkopfgeier Spanish: Buitre cabeciblanco
Taxonomy: Vultur occipitalis Burchell, 1824, Matlowing River, Botswana.
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