- Bonasa umbellus
The Rueppell's Vulture is a large species of Old World vulture that lives across open woodlands in central Africa. Rüppell's Vultures are very social and will feed together in large groups. They also nest and roost communally.
Rüppell's Vulture are scavengers, dining primarily on carrion. They find food by soaring above the land; they may fly nearly 100 miles from their home territory in order to find food.
The Rueppell's Vulture is Endangered. These birds face many threats to survival, including loss of habitat, hunting, and (secondary) poisoning. Conservationists are working to protect the species by spreading awareness and by seeking legal protection across the different political boundaries in the vulture's wide range.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 22 August 2012|
|Scientific Name||Gyps rueppellii|
|Birdorable Family||Vultures & Condors|
(as of 15 March 2017)
33 to 38 inches
89 to 102 inches
224 to 320 ounces
|Range||West Africa Central Africa East Africa|