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Cape Griffon

Gyps coprotheres (Forster, JR, 1798)

The Cape Griffon or Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres), also known as Kolbe's Vulture, is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is endemic to southern Africa, and is found mainly in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana and in some parts of northern Namibia. It nests on cliffs and lays one egg per year. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Gyps

Scientific:
  Gyps coprotheres

Citation:
  (Forster, JR, 1798)

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

Protonym:
  Vultur Coprotheres

Avibase ID:
  F85BEEB442E4D57D

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

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175486


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Gyps coprotheres: Open plains and mountains of southern Africa
English:
Cape Griffon
Czech:
sup kapský
German:
Kapgeier
Danish:
Kapgrib
Spanish:
Buitre de El Cabo
Finnish:
kapinkorppikotka
French:
Vautour chassefiente
Icelandic:
Höfðagammur
Italian:
Grifone del Capo
Japanese:
ke-pushiroerihagewashi
Japanese:
ケープシロエリハゲワシ
Dutch:
Kaapse Gier
Norwegian:
Kappgribb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kappgribb
Polish:
sep przyladkowy
Portuguese:
Grifo do Cabo
Russian:
Капский сип
Slovak:
sup plavý
Swedish:
kapgam
Ukrainian:
Сип капський
Chinese:
南非兀鹜


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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Cape Vulture ( 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 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]
James Lee Peters (original):
Gyps fulvus coprotheres [version 1]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
Cape Griffon ( 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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Afrikaans: Kransaasvoel, Kransaasvoël
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 (IOC): Cape Vulture
English (South Africa): Cape Vulture
Spanish: Buitre de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Buitre del Cabo
Spanish (HBW): Cape Griffon
Estonian: hele-kaeluskotkas
Finnish: Kapinkorppikotka
French: Griffon du Cap, Vautour chassefiente, Vautour fauve d'Afrique du Sud
Hungarian: fokföldi keselyű
Icelandic: Höfðagammur
Italian: Avvoltoio del Capo, Grifone del Capo
Japanese: 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
Lithuanian: Kapinis grifas
Dutch: Kaapse Gier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kappgribb
Norwegian: Kappgribb, Skjellgribb
Polish: sep przyladkowy, sęp przylądkowy
Portuguese: Grifo do Cabo, 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
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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