Vegan Vegetarian Vulture. Gypohierax angolensis. Palm-nut Vulture

The Vegetarian Vulture (Gyps herbivora) is a monster.  Old World Vultures have extremely powerful sense of smell. Not closely related to New World Vultures who use eyes to find food more.

RARE but SPECIAL the VEGAN VULTURE ! from Africa ! The most BEAUTIFUL of all VULTURES and the most ACROBATIC early morning displays !

Buitre palmero. Gypohierax angolensis.  Palm-nut Vulture. Palmiste africain. 

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Palm-nut Vulture
Gypohierax  angolensis

Accipitriforme Order – Accipitridae Family

BIOMETRICS:
Length: 60 cm
Wingspan: 150 cm
Weight: 1360-1700 g

DESCRIPTION:
Palm-nut Vulture is the only member of the genus Gypohierax, and an Old World Vulture.

Adult has white plumage overall, except the black back, secondaries and primary tips. The short tail is black with white terminal bar, very conspicuous in flight.

Underparts are white with the same black wing pattern than above.

Palm-nut Vulture
Gypohierax  angolensis

Accipitriforme Order – Accipitridae Family

BIOMETRICS:
Length: 60 cm
Wingspan: 150 cm
Weight: 1360-1700 g

DESCRIPTION:
Palm-nut Vulture is the only member of the genus Gypohierax, and an Old World Vulture.

Adult has white plumage overall, except the black back, secondaries and primary tips. The short tail is black with white terminal bar, very conspicuous in flight.

Underparts are white with the same black wing pattern than above.

Fr : Palmiste africain
All : Palmgeier
Esp: Buitre Palmero
Ital: Avvoltoio delle palme
Nd: Palmgier
Russe: Пальмовый гриф

Photographer:

Steve Garvie
RAINBIRDER Photo galleries

Text by Nicole Bouglouan

Sources:

HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD Vol 2 by Josep del Hoyo-Andrew Elliot-Jordi Sargatal - Lynx Edicions - ISBN: 8487334156

BIRDS OF THE GAMBIA AND SENEGAL by Clive Barlow and Tim Wacher – Helm Field guides – ISBN: 0713675497

BIRDS OF PREY OF AFRICA AND ITS ISLANDS by Alan and Meg Kemp - Struik Publishers - ISBN: 1770073698

Avibase (Lepage Denis)

ARKive (Christopher Parsons)

BirdLife International (BirdLife International)

Home page

Page Birds of prey

Other article: The Old World Vultures

Summary cards

https://youtu.be/7v5EhnigXEQ

 
Ajoutée le 18 févr. 2016
Río Gambia
Occipitalis Station - Saruja - Gambia
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the KING VULTURE of Malaysia lol...https://youtu.be/_yllQwGMbi0
 
AND ONE VID OF THE VEGETARIAN PALM OIL VULTURE IN GABON west africa....
https://youtu.be/xTNifiq9Kzc
 
Ajoutée le 14 déc. 2016
This vulture being very young, it was rather curious to see flight the drone to its sides and without apprehension, the youthful & the immature ones is brown color. The face and the throat yellow are diluted.The adults is white and black, it is mainly a vegetarian, which is extremely rare in the raptors.
 

Kingdom of the birds, a pied piper and a vegetarian vulture - Africa ...

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Vegetarian Vulture - GodWiki

https://wiki.godvillegame.com/Vegetarian_Vulture
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The 'bird of prey' that's not - creation.com

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1 It lives almost entirely in those areas of Africa where the oil palm occurs—forests, savannahs, and mangrove swamps.2. The very idea of a 'vegetarian vulture' ...
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The Disillusioned Taxonomist: Vegetarian Vultures

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Buzzy the Vegetarian Vulture: Amazon.co.uk: Calvin Johnson, M ...

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A Feather for Pumpkin: Tales of a vegetarian vulture: Volume 1 (The ...

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Victor the Vegetarian Vulture: Elizabeth M Vansyckle: 9780998675404 ...

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Vulture culture - Travel Africa Magazine

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The Vegetarian Vulture (Gyps herbivora) is a monster


Identifying the Vegetarian Vulture from the regular, run of the mill, corpse-hunting vulture is a simple task of identifying colors. While regular vultures have long black feathers, the plumes on the body of a vegetarian vulture are tinted with a heavy, moss-green luster. In flight, these birds of prey are often mistaken as winged cauliflowers, though that is an understandable error to commit.

Those who are unfamiliar with vultures need only stare at the closest reflective surface for a close visual reference.

Diet

As the name implies, the vegetarian vulture prefers to consume plants, shrubs, trees and other forms of plant wildlife that are in a state of near death. This is not to be confused with the state of most plants in fall where even naturally healthy plants would have their leaves dry and wither. The vegetarian vulture, through some undocumented capability, is actually able to determine which plants are actually lacking in nutrition such as water or other important elements. They are also known to seek plants suffering from severe cases of rot and dehydration.

For the most part, vegan vultures are not known to attack animals--even those near the state of death. However, the average questing hero, as powerful a warrior as one may be, are also known to be terrible sloths with a habit of slacking off and undergoing what would be best described as a vegetative state of un-productiveness thereby making such beings as viable prey for the vegetarian vulture.

Behavior

Vegetarian vultures are known to be incredibly aggressive. Many kingdoms and realms have reported attacks on corn fields, desert cacti, tropical bananas, coconuts, daisies, poppy fields and various other botanical organics. Putting up scarecrows won't work either; sources confirm that vegetarian vultures are unable to distinguish real plants from humans wearing silly plant costumes and would gobble them up all the same (and the source happens to be an enterprising market vendor who felt that dressing up as a vegetable would help increase revenue).

Should one ever encounter a wild and aggressive vegan vulture, it is recommended that the intended victim start dancing and engage in any rigorous physical activities that would convince the being that the person is not really a vegetable. It has been recently reported that due to the fact that the average hero smells like grass and moss, avoiding a confrontation with the vulture is considered to be impossible.

Heroes who are fortunate enough to defeat a vegetarian vulture might consider poaching the creature's beaks as they make for excellent and stylish bookends.

Strengths:

  • Strong and powerful beak can rip off large chunks of flesh
  • Powerful stomach acids can kill almost anything
  • Large eyes can see heroes from a distance
  • Strong smell can sense heroes from many milestones away
 

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Palm-nut vulture. Gypohierax angolensis (Gmelin, 1788) Accipitridae; Falconiformes; Aves; Chordata Jardin des Plantes, Paris January 2010

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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

 

Vegetarian Vultures

Palm-nut vulture
Gypohierax angolensis (Gmelin, 1788)
Accipitridae; Falconiformes; Aves; Chordata
Jardin des Plantes, Paris
January 2010

Most birds of prey are exactly that, birds of prey. There are those which are primarily fish-eaters, like the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and fish eagles (Haliaeetus spp.), but they are still technically carnivorous, preying upon fish which they catch themselves. There are also those, notably vultures, which rely mainly upon carrion (these are the Old World vultures of the family Accipitridae, not, I repeat, not, the condors and American vultures of the family Cathartidae/Ciconiidae, which are more closely related to storks than other vultures). One vulture, however, is a maverick, being almost totally vegetarian.

Meet the palm-nut vulture, a black-and-white bird found in most of Africa below the Sahara Desert. Crucially, it is found only in close proximity of its favourite food source, the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Oil palms are notorious in topical environmental conversation: humans exploit the palm for the fat-rich fruit for use in cosmetics, food and as biodiesel. The vultures, however, just eat the damn things. Palm-nuts make up the majority of this bird's diet, which it supplements with carrion, like other vultures, and have been known to catch fish in the wild. Interestingly, captive birds have been fed on meat, but prefer palm nuts when offered them. This suggests that the vulture in the wild would be an adaptable bird, only living on palm nuts because they are plentiful; should there be a deficit of oil palms, for example because of deforestation, the birds could change their diet accordingly, either to other plant species, or to meat, fish or carrion.

Vultures the world over are well known for having bald or almost bald heads, supposedly to prevent feathers becoming caked in blood. The palm-nut vulture has a reduced area of naked skin just around its eyes.