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White-headed Vulture

Trigonoceps occipitalis (Burchell, 1824)

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. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Trigonoceps

Scientific:
  Trigonoceps occipitalis

Citation:
  (Burchell, 1824)

Reference:
  Trav.S.Afr. 2 p.329,note

Protonym:
  Vultur occipitalis

Avibase ID:
  93D7EC56BA180F9A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/93D7EC56

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175497


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Trigonoceps occipitalis: Thornscrub and deserts of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
White-headed Vulture
Czech:
sup chocholatý
German:
Wollkopfgeier
Danish:
Hvidhovedet Grib
Spanish:
Buitre Cabeciblanco
Finnish:
kirjokorppikotka
French:
Vautour à tête blanche
Icelandic:
Ullgammur
Italian:
Avvoltoio testabianca
Japanese:
kaojirohagewashi
Japanese:
カオジロハゲワシ
Dutch:
Witkopgier
Norwegian:
Hvithodegribb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kvithovudgribb
Polish:
sep bialoglowy
Portuguese:
Abutre-de-cabeça-branca
Russian:
Африканский белогорлый гриф
Slovak:
sup červenozobý
Swedish:
vithuvad gam
Ukrainian:
Гриф білоголовий
Chinese:
白头秃鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
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):
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Vautour à tête blanche ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Vautour à tête blanche ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
Clements 1st edition:
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
Clements 3rd edition:
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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 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-headed Vulture ( Aegypius occipitalis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-headed Vulture ( Aegypius occipitalis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
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 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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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:
White-headed Vulture ( Aegypius occipitalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
White-headed Vulture ( Aegypius occipitalis)
James Lee Peters:
Aegypius occipitalis
James Lee Peters (original):
Trigonoceps occipitalis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Aegypius occipitalis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
White-headed Vulture ( Trigonoceps occipitalis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Trigonoceps occipitalis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Trigonoceps occipitalis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Witkopaasvoël
Bulgarian: Африкански белоглав лешояд
Catalan: Voltor de cap blanc
Czech: Sup chocholatý
Danish: Hvidhovedet Grib
German: Wollkopfgeier
English: White headed Vulture, Whiteheaded Vulture, White-headed Vulture
English (IOC): White-headed Vulture
English (Kenya): White-headed Vulture
Spanish: Buitre Cabeciblanco, Buitre de Cabeza Blanca
Spanish (Spain): Buitre Cabeciblanco
Spanish (HBW): White-headed Vulture
Estonian: pugal-raisakotkas
Finnish: Kirjokorppikotka
French: Vautour à tête blanche, Vautour huppé
Irish: Bultúr ceannann
Hebrew: עזנית הציצית
Hungarian: gyapjasfejű keselyű
Icelandic: Ullgammur
Italian: Avvoltoio testabianca
Japanese: kaojirohagewashi, shirogashirahagewashi
Japanese: カオジロハゲワシ, シロガシラハゲワシ
Kwangali: Ekuvi
Scientific: Aegypius occipitalis, Trigonoceps occipitalis, Vultur occipitalis
Lithuanian: Baltagalvis grifas
Dutch: Witkopgier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kvithovudgribb
Norwegian: Hvithodegribb, Ullhodegribb
Polish: sep bialoglowy, sęp białogłowy
Portuguese: Abutre-de-cabeça-branca
Portuguese (Portugal): Abutre-de-cabeça-branca
Russian: Африканский белогорлый гриф, Белоголовый гриф
Slovak: sup cervenozobý, sup červenozobý
Shona: Gora
Serbian: Beloglavi afrički strvinar
Siswant: Lingce
Swedish: Vithövdad gam, vithuvad gam
Swahili: Tumbusi Kichwa-cheupe
Tsonga: Koti
Ukrainian: Гриф білоголовий
Chinese: 白头秃鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 白頭鷲

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