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Palm-nut Vulture

Gypohierax angolensis (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

The Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) or Vulturine Fish Eagle, is a very large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers, vultures, and eagles. It is the only member of the genus Gypohierax. Unusual for Birds of Prey, it feeds mainly on the fruit of the oil-palm though it also feeds on crabs, molluscs, locusts, fish and has been known to occasionally attack domestic poultry. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Gypohierax

Scientific:
  Gypohierax angolensis

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.252

Protonym:
  Falco angolensis

Avibase ID:
  14885C181A91C21A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/14885C18

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175478

Geographic range:

  • Gypohierax angolensis: Oil-palm forests and savanna of tropical Africa
English:
Palm-nut Vulture
Czech:
orlosup palmový
German:
Palmgeier
Danish:
Palmegrib
Spanish:
Buitre Palmero
Finnish:
palmukorppikotka
French:
Palmiste africain
Icelandic:
Pálmagammur
Italian:
Avvoltoio delle palme
Japanese:
yashihagewashi
Japanese:
ヤシハゲワシ
Dutch:
Palmgier
Norwegian:
Palmegribb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Palmegribb
Polish:
palmojad
Portuguese:
Abutre-das-palmeiras
Russian:
Пальмовый гриф
Slovak:
orlosup strakatý
Swedish:
palmgam
Ukrainian:
Гриф пальмовий
Chinese:
棕榈鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Palm-nut Vulture ( Gypohierax angolensis)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Palm-nut Vulture ( Gypohierax angolensis)
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. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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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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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Palmiste africain ( Gypohierax angolensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Palmiste africain ( Gypohierax angolensis)
Clements 1st edition:
Palm-nut Vulture ( Gypohierax angolensis)
Clements 3rd edition:
Palm Nut Vulture ( Gypohierax angolensis)
Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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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 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Palm-nut Vulture ( Gypohierax angolensis)
James Lee Peters:
Gypohierax angolensis
James Lee Peters (original):
Gypohierax angolensis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Gypohierax angolensis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Palm-nut Vulture ( Gypohierax angolensis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Palm-nut Vulture ( Gypohierax angolensis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gypohierax angolensis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gypohierax angolensis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Witaasvoël
Bulgarian: Палмов лешояд
Catalan: Voltor de palmerar
Czech: Orlosup palmový
Danish: Palmegrib
German: Geierseeadler, Palmengeier, Palmgeier, Palmnußgeier
English: Palm nut Vulture, Palmnut Vulture, Palm-nut Vulture, Vulturine Fish Eagle, Vulturine Fish-eagle
English (IOC): Palm-nut Vulture
English (Kenya): Palm-nut Vulture
Spanish: Buitre Palmero
Spanish (Spain): Buitre Palmero
Spanish (HBW): Palm-nut Vulture
Estonian: palmikotkas
Finnish: Palmukorppikotka
French: Palmiste africain, Palmiste d'Angola, Vautour palmiste
Hebrew: נשר הדקלים
Hungarian: pálmakeselyű
Icelandic: Pálmagammur
Italian: Avvoltoio delle palme
Japanese: yashihagewashi
Japanese: ヤシハゲワシ
Scientific: Falco angolensis, Gypohierax angolensis
Lithuanian: Palminis grifas
Dutch: Palmgier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Palmegribb
Norwegian: Palmegribb
Polish: palmojad
Portuguese: Abutre-das-palmeiras
Portuguese (Portugal): Abutre-das-palmeiras
Russian: грифовый орлан, Пальмовый гриф
Slovak: orlosup strakatý, Orolsup strakatý
Serbian: Palmov lešinar
Swedish: Palmgam
Swahili: Koho, Korho, Tumbusi Miwese
Turkish: Palmiye Akbabası
Tsonga: Gungwa
Ukrainian: Гриф пальмовий
Chinese: 棕榈鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 棕櫚鷲

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