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Cape Griffon

Gyps coprotheres (Forster, JR, 1798)

The Cape vulture or Cape griffon, also known as "Kolbe's vulture", is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. It is endemic to southern Africa, and lives mainly in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, and in some parts of northern Namibia. It nests on cliffs and lays one egg per year. In 2015, it had been classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, but was down-listed to Vulnerable in 2021 as some populations increased and have been stable since about 2016. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Gyps
Scientific:
  Gyps coprotheres


Original description

Citation:
  (Forster, JR, 1798)

Reference:
  Naturgesch.Afr.Vog.[Levaillant] p.35 pl.10

Protonym:
  Vultur Coprotheres

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40361431


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F85BEEB442E4D57D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F85BEEB4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F85BEEB4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175486


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Gyps coprotheres: Open plains and mountains of southern Africa
English:
Cape Griffon
Catalan:
Voltor del Cap
Czech:
sup kapský
Danish:
Kapgrib
German:
Kapgeier
Spanish:
Buitre de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain):
Buitre de El Cabo
Finnish:
kapinkorppikotka
French:
Vautour chassefiente
Croatian:
kapski sup
Hungarian:
fokföldi keselyű
Icelandic:
Höfðagammur
Italian:
Grifone del Capo
Japanese (romaji):
ke-pushiroerihagewashi
Japanese:
ケープシロエリハゲワシ
Lithuanian:
Kapinis grifas
Dutch:
Kaapse Gier
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kappgribb
Norwegian:
Kappgribb
Polish:
sęp przylądkowy
Portuguese:
grifo-do-cabo
Russian:
Капский сип
Slovak:
sup plavý
Serbian:
Kapski sup
Swedish:
kapgam
Ukrainian:
Сип капський
Chinese:
南非兀鹫
Chinese (Traditional):
南非兀鷲


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Vautour chassefiente ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Vautour chassefiente ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Gyps fulvus coprotheres [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Gyps fulvus coprotheres [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Cape Griffon ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Cape Vulture ( Gyps coprotheres) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gyps coprotheres [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gyps coprotheres [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Gyps [fulvus or coprotheres] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kransaasvoel, Kransaasvoël
Bulgarian: Капски лешояд
Catalan: Voltor del Cap
Czech: Sup kapský
Danish: Kapgrib
German: Fahlgeier, Kapgeier
English: Cape Griffon, Cape Griffon Vulture, Cape Vulture, Kolbe's Griffon, Kolbe's Vulture
English, HBW: Cape Vulture
English (IOC): Cape Vulture
English (United States): Cape Griffon
English (South Africa): Cape Vulture
Esperanto: Kaba vulturo
Spanish: Buitre de El Cabo, Buitre del Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Buitre de El Cabo, Buitre del Cabo
Spanish (HBW): Cape Griffon
Estonian: hele-kaeluskotkas
Finnish: Kapinkorppikotka
French: Griffon du Cap, Vautour chassefiente, Vautour fauve d'Afrique du Sud
Hebrew: נשר הכף
Croatian: kapski sup
Hungarian: fokföldi keselyű
Icelandic: Höfðagammur
Italian: Avvoltoio del Capo, Grifone del Capo
Japanese (romaji): keapushiroerihagewashi, ke-pushiroerihagewashi
Japanese: ケアプシロエリハゲワシ, ケープシロエリハゲワシ
Kwangali: Ekuvi
Scientific: Gyps coprotheres, Gyps fulvus coprotheres, Gyps kolbii, Vultur Coprotheres, Vultur Kolbii
Lithuanian: Kapinis grifas
Dutch: Kaapse Gier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kappgribb
Norwegian: Kappgribb, Skjellgribb
Polish: sep przyladkowy, sęp przylądkowy
Portuguese: Grifo do Cabo, Grifo-do-cabo
Portuguese (Portugal): grifo-do-cabo
Russian: Капский гриф, Капский сип
Slovak: sup plavý
Serbian: Kapski sup
Sotho, Southern: Lenong
Swedish: Kapgam
Tswana: Diswaane
Turkish: Kap Akbabası
Tsonga: Khoti
Tatar: Кап комае
Ukrainian: Сип капський
Xhosa: Ixhalanga
Chinese: 南非兀鹜, 南非兀鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 南非兀鷲
Zulu: iNqe

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