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White-rumped Vulture

Gyps bengalensis (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

The White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) is an Old World vulture closely related to the European Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus). At one time it was believed to be closer to the White-backed Vulture of Africa and was known as the Oriental White-backed Vulture. The species was present in large numbers, in Southern and Southeastern Asia until the 1990s and declined rapidly in numbers since; up to 99.9% between 1992 and 2007. In 1985 the species was described as "possibly the most abundant large bird of prey in the world" and often considered a nuisance but is now rare. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Gyps

Scientific:
  Gyps bengalensis

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.245

Protonym:
  Vultur bengalensis

Avibase ID:
  FC2346E6EF324F85

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FC2346E6

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175485


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Gyps bengalensis: Lowlands of Iran to India, sw China and SE Asia
English:
White-rumped Vulture
Czech:
sup bengálský
German:
Bengalengeier
Danish:
Bengalgrib
Spanish:
Buitre Dorsiblanco Bengalí
Finnish:
bengalinkorppikotka
French:
Vautour chaugoun
Icelandic:
Svartgammur
Italian:
Avvoltoio groppabianca
Japanese:
bengaruhagewashi
Japanese:
ベンガルハゲワシ
Dutch:
Bengaalse Gier
Norwegian:
Bengalgribb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bengalgribb
Polish:
sep bengalski
Portuguese:
Grifo de Bengala
Russian:
Бенгальский гриф
Slovak:
sup černastý
Swedish:
bengalgam
Ukrainian:
Сип бенгальський
Chinese:
白背兀鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Vautour chaugoun ( Gyps bengalensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Vautour chaugoun ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 1st edition:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 3rd edition:
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 4th edition:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements, version 2015:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements, version 2016:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements, version 2017:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements, version 2018:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Clements, version 2019:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
eBird version 1.50:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
eBird version 1.52:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
eBird version 1.53:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
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:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
eBird version 2019:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Oriental White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Oriental White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Indian White-backed Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Oriental Bird Club:
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
James Lee Peters:
Gyps bengalensis
James Lee Peters (original):
Pseudogyps bengalensis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Gyps bengalensis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
White-rumped Vulture ( Gyps bengalensis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gyps bengalensis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gyps bengalensis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Bulgarian: Бенгалски лешояд
Bengali: বাংলা শকুন
Catalan: Voltor dorsiblanc asiàtic
Czech: Sup bengálský
Danish: Bengalgrib
German: Bengalengeier, Weißrückengeier
English: Asian White-backed Vulture, Indian White-backed Vulture, Indian White-rumped Vulture, Oriental White-backed Vulture, White-backed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture
English (IOC): White-rumped Vulture
Spanish: Buitre Bengalí, Buitre Dorsiblanco Africano, Buitre Dorsiblanco Bengalí
Spanish (Spain): Buitre Dorsiblanco Asiático
Spanish (HBW): White-rumped Vulture
Estonian: valgeselg-kaeluskotkas
Persian: دال پشت‌سفید, دال (کرکس) پشت‌سفید
Finnish: Bengalinkorppikotka
French: Gyps africain, Vautour à dos blanc, Vautour chaugoun
Hungarian: bengál keselyű
Icelandic: Svartgammur
Italian: Avvoltoio groppabianca, Grifone dorsobianco del Bengala
Japanese: bengaru hage-washi, bengaruhagewashi
Japanese: ベンガルハゲワシ
Japanese (Kanji): ベンガル禿鷲
Scientific: Gyps bengalensis, Pseudogyps bengalensis, Vultur bengalensis
Lithuanian: Bengalinis grifas
Latvian: Bengālijas grifs
Malayalam: ചുട്ടിക്കഴുകൻ, ചുട്ടിക്കഴുകന്‍ 
Malay: Burung Hereng Belakang Putih, Burung Hereng Tongkeng Puteh, Burung Hereng Tongkeng Putih
Dutch: Bengaalse Gier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bengalgribb
Norwegian: Bengalgribb
Polish: sep bengalski, sęp bengalski
Pinyin: bái-bèi wù-jiù
Portuguese: Grifo de Bengala, grifo-de-bengala
Russian: Африканский белобокий гриф, Африканский бенгальский гриф, Бенгальский гриф, Бенгальский сип, Гриф индийский, Индийский гриф
Sindhi: ىاڃ )ٽ ٽَ (ٔ دٚز ٴٕى ي
Slovak: sup cernastý, sup černastý, sup tmavý
Slovenian: sajasti plešec
Serbian: Bengalski sup
Swedish: Asiatisk vitryggad gam, Bengalgam
Tamil: Pinam Thinni Kazhugu
Thai: แร้งเทาหลังขาว, อีแร้งเทาหลังขาว
Thai (Transliteration): ii-ráeeŋ tʰaw lăŋ-kʰăaw, ráeeŋ tʰaw lăŋ-kʰăaw
Turkish: Bengal Akbabası, Hint akbaba
Ukrainian: Сип бенгальський
Vietnamese: Chim Kền kền Bănggan, Chim Kền kền Măng Gan, Kền kền băng gan, Kền kền Măng Gan
Chinese: 拟兀鹫, 白背兀鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 白背兀鷲, 白腰兀鷲

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