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Hooded Vulture

Necrosyrtes monachus (Temminck, CJ 1823)

The hooded vulture is an Old World vulture in the order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is the only member of the genus Necrosyrtes, which is sister to the larger Gyps genus, both of which are a part of the Aegypiinae subfamily of Old World vultures. It is native to sub-Saharan Africa, where it has a widespread distribution with populations in southern, East and West Africa. It is a scruffy-looking, small vulture with dark brown plumage, a long thin bill, bare crown, face and fore-neck, and a downy nape and hind-neck. Its face is usually a light red colour. It typically scavenges on carcasses of wildlife and domestic animals. Although it remains a common species with a stable population in the lower region of Casamance, some areas of The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau, other regions such as Dakar, Senegal, show more than 85% losses in population over the last 50 years. Threats include poisoning, hunting, loss of habitat and collisions with electricity infrastructure, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as "critically endangered" in their latest assessment (2017). The highest current regional density of hooded vultures is in the western region of The Gambia. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Necrosyrtes
Scientific:
  Necrosyrtes monachus


Original description

Citation:
  (Temminck, CJ 1823)

Reference:
   Nouv. Recueil Pl. Color. Ois. livr.38 pl.222

Protonym:
  Cathartes monachus


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  131038ADDA3373B0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-131038AD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/131038AD


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561476


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Necrosyrtes monachus: Savanna of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
Hooded Vulture
Catalan:
Aufrany fosc
Czech:
sup kapucín
Danish:
Hættegrib
German:
Kappengeier
Spanish:
Alimoche Sombrío
Spanish (Spain):
Alimoche Sombrío
Finnish:
huppukorppikotka
French:
Vautour charognard
Croatian:
smeđa crkavica
Hungarian:
csuklyás keselyű
Icelandic:
Hettugammur
Italian:
Capovaccaio pileato
Japanese (romaji):
zukinhagewashi
Japanese:
ズキンハゲワシ
Lithuanian:
Grifas vienuolis
Dutch:
Kapgier
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Hettegribb
Norwegian:
Hettegribb
Polish:
sęp brunatny
Portuguese:
jagudi
Russian:
Бурый стервятник
Slovak:
sup čiapočkatý
Serbian:
Crna kanja
Swedish:
kappgam
Ukrainian:
Стерв’ятник бурий
Chinese:
冠兀鹫
Chinese (Traditional):
頭巾兀鷲


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Monnikaasvoël
Bulgarian: Качулат лешояд
Breton: Gup kabellek
Catalan: Aufrany fosc
Czech: Sup kapucín
Welsh: Fwltur cycyllog
Danish: Hættegrib
German: Kappengeier
Greek: Αιθιoπόγυπας, Νεκροσύρτης
English: Hooded Vulture, Monk Vulture
English, HBW: Hooded Vulture
English (IOC): Hooded Vulture
English (Kenya): Hooded Vulture
English (United States): Hooded Vulture
Esperanto: Kapuĉa vulturo, Kapuĉgrifo
Spanish: Alimoche Sombrío, Buitre Negro
Spanish (Spain): Alimoche Sombrío
Spanish (HBW): Alimoche sombrío
Estonian: munk-raipekotkas
Finnish: Huppukorppikotka
French: Charognard, Charognard commun, Néophron moine, Percnoptère brun, Vautour charognard, Vautour moine
Frisian: Kapgier
Irish: Badhbh chochallach
Galician: Abutre de capuz
Manx: Bultoor vayrnagh
Hebrew: נשר נזירי, נשרון כיפה, עזניה אפורת כיפה
Croatian: smeđa crkavica
Hungarian: csuklyás keselyű, Kucsmás keselyű
Icelandic: Hettugammur
Italian: Avvoltoio cappuccino, Capovaccaio pileato, Cappovaccaio pileato
Japanese (romaji): zukinhagewashi
Japanese: ズキンハゲワシ
Kabardian: дзэлыкъуэбгъэ гъуабджэ
Kwangali: Ekuvi
Kirghiz: күрөң журтчу
Scientific: Cathartes monachus, Neccrosyrtes monachus, Necrosyrtes monachus, Necrosyrtes monachus monachus, Necrosyrtes monachus pileatus, Necrosytes monachus, Neophron carunculatus, Neophron niger, Percnopterus carunculatus, Vultur pileatus
Lithuanian: Grifas vienuolis, Laibasnapis grifas
Latvian: kapuces grifs
Macedonian: Мал црн мршојадец
Dutch: Kapgier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Hettegribb
Norwegian: Hettegribb
Polish: scierwnik brunatny, ścierwnik brunatny, sęp brunatny
Portuguese: Abultre-da-capuz, Abutre-de-capuz, Jagudi
Portuguese (Portugal): Abutre-de-capucho, abutre-de-capuz
Rhaeto-Romance: Tschess brin
Romanian: Hoitar brun
Russian: Бурый стервятник, гриф-монах
Northern Sami: Luhkkaráhtogoaskin
Slovak: sup ciapockatý, sup čiapočkatý, sup čiapočkatý (zdochlinár čiapočkatý), Sup čiapočkavý
Slovenian: kapucasti jastreb
Shona: Gora
Serbian: Crna kanja
Siswant: Lingce
Swedish: Kappgam, Munkgam
Swahili: Tumbusi Kapuchini
Turkish: Keşiş Akbabası
Tsonga: Koti
Tatar: көрән үләксә ашаучы
Ukrainian: Стерв’ятник бурий, Стерв'ятник бурий
Chinese: 冠兀鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 頭巾兀鷲

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