White-headed Vulture

Scientific Name
Trigonoceps occipitalis
Conservation Status
Vulnerable (VU)

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The White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) is an Old World vulture endemic to Africa. It has a pink beak and a white crest, and the featherless areas on its head are pale. Its has dark brown upper parts and black tail feathers. The feathers on its lower parts and legs are white. It has a wing span of 2 m and spends a lot of time soaring looking for food. It roosts in tall trees near to water at night.
The White-headed Vulture is a medium-sized vulture, 7285 cm (2834 in) in length and 207230 cm (8291 in) in wingspan. Females weigh more than males; they usually weigh around 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs), while males weigh 4 kg (8.8 lbs) or less.
The White-headed Vulture is rarer than previously believed, its conservation status was changed from Least Concern to Vulnerable in the 2007 IUCN Red List. Trigonoceps occipitalis -Kruger National Park, South Africa -flying-8.jpg|Flying in Kruger National Park, South Africa Trigonoceps occipitalis -Kasteeltuinen Arcen -Netherlands-8a.jpg|At Kasteeltuinen Arcen, Netherlands Trigonoceps occipitalis -Las Aguilas Jungle Park, Tenerife, Spain-8a (2).jpg|At Las Aguilas Jungle Park, Tenerife, Spain