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White-backed Vulture
Gyps africanus Salvadori, 1865
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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Gyps

Scientific:
  Gyps africanus

Citation:
  Salvadori, 1865

Reference:
  NotiziaStor.Torino p.133

Protonym:
  Gyps africanus

Avibase ID:
  0419DDC2F668EEE5

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560343


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Gyps africanus: Open plains and savanna of Africa south of the Sahara
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  White-backed Vulture
Czech:
  sup africký
German:
  Weißrückengeier
Danish:
  Hvidrygget Grib
Spanish:
  Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano
Finnish:
  savannikorppikotka
French:
  Vautour africain
Icelandic:
  White-backed Vulture
Italian:
  Grifone africano
Japanese:
  koshijirohagewashi
Japanese:
  コシジロハゲワシ
Dutch:
  Witruggier
Norwegian:
  Hvitryggribb
Polish:
  sep afrykanski
Portuguese:
  Grifo do cabo
Portuguese (Brazil):
  White-backed Vulture
Russian:
  Африканский гриф
Slovak:
  sup hrdzavohnedý
Swedish:
  vitryggig gam
Chinese:
  非洲白背兀鹜


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Vautour africain ( Gyps africanus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Vautour africain ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 1st edition:
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 3rd edition:
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 4th edition:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements, version 2015:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements, version 2016:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements, version 2017:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 1.50:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 1.52:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 1.53:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 1.54:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 1.55:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 2015:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 2016:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 2017:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   African White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
James Lee Peters:
    Gyps africanus
James Lee Peters (original):
    Pseudogyps africanus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Gyps africanus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Gyps africanus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Gyps africanus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Witrugaasvoel, Witrugaasvoël
Bulgarian: Африкански белоръб лешояд
Catalan: Voltor dorsiblanc africà
Czech: Sup africký
Danish: Hvidrygget Grib
German: Bengalengeier, Weißrückengeier
English: African Whitebacked Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, African White-necked Vulture, White backed Vulture, White-backed Griffon, Whitebacked Vulture, White-backed Vulture
English (Kenya): White-backed Vulture
Spanish: Buitre de espalada blanca, Buitre de Espalda Blanca, Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano, Buitre Dorsiblanco Bengalí
Spanish (Spain): Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano
Estonian: savanni-kaeluskotkas
Finnish: Savannikorppikotka
French: Gyps africain, Vautour à dos blanc, Vautour africain, Vautour du Cap
Hebrew: נשר אפריקאי
Hungarian: fehérhátú keselyű
Italian: Avvoltoio dorsobianco, Grifone africano, Grifone dorsobianco africano
Japanese: koshijirohagewashi
Japanese: コシジロハゲワシ
Kwangali: Ekuvi
Latin: Gyps africanus, Pseudogyps africanus
Luxembourgish: Afrikanesche Gänsegeier
Lithuanian: Afrikinis grifas, Baltnugaris grifas
Dutch: Bengaalse Gier, Witruggier
Norwegian: Hvitrygggribb, Hvitryggribb
Polish: sep afrykanski, sęp afrykański
Portuguese: Grifo do cabo, Grifo-de-dorso-branco, Grifo-do-cabo
Portuguese (Portugal): Grifo-africano
Russian: Африканский гриф, Гриф белобокий африканский
Slovak: sup bielochrbtý, sup hrdzavohnedý
Shona: Gora
Serbian: Beloleđi sup
Siswant: Lingce
Swedish: Afrikansk vitryggad gam, vitryggig gam
Swahili: Tumbusi Mgongo-mweupe
Tswana: Kopajammutla
Tsonga: Koti
Chinese: 非洲白背兀鷲, 非洲白背兀鹜
Chinese (Traditional): 白背兀鷲

 

         

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