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White-backed Vulture

Gyps africanus Salvadori, 1865

The White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is closely related to the European Griffon Vulture, G. fulvus. Sometimes it is called African White-backed Vulture to distinguish it from the Oriental White-backed Vulture—nowadays usually called Indian White-rumped Vulture—to which it was formerly believed to be closely related. Source: Wikipedia




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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

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0419DDC2

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560343


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Gyps africanus: Open plains and savanna of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
White-backed Vulture
Czech:
sup africký
German:
Weißrückengeier
Danish:
Hvidrygget Grib
Spanish:
Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano
Finnish:
savannikorppikotka
French:
Vautour africain
Icelandic:
Skellugammur
Italian:
Grifone africano
Japanese:
koshijirohagewashi
Japanese:
コシジロハゲワシ
Dutch:
Witruggier
Norwegian:
Hvitryggribb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kvitryggribb
Polish:
sep afrykanski
Portuguese:
Grifo do cabo
Russian:
Африканский гриф
Slovak:
sup hrdzavohnedý
Swedish:
vitryggig gam
Ukrainian:
Сип африканський
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)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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)
Clements, version 2018:
White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Clements, version 2019:
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)
eBird version 2018:
White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
eBird version 2019:
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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 (03/07/2017):
White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White-backed Vulture ( Gyps africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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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 (IOC): 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
Spanish (HBW): 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
Icelandic: Skellugammur
Italian: Avvoltoio dorsobianco, Grifone africano, Grifone dorsobianco africano
Japanese: koshijirohagewashi
Japanese: コシジロハゲワシ
Kwangali: Ekuvi
Scientific: Gyps africanus, Pseudogyps africanus
Luxembourgish: Afrikanesche Gänsegeier
Lithuanian: Afrikinis grifas, Baltnugaris grifas
Dutch: Bengaalse Gier, Witruggier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kvitryggribb
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
Ukrainian: Сип африканський
Chinese: 非洲白背兀鷲, 非洲白背兀鹜
Chinese (Traditional): 白背兀鷲

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