Palm-nut vulture

Palm-nut vulture

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Gypohierax angolensis

The palm-nut vulture or vulturine fish eagle, is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae . It is the only member of the genus Gypohierax. This bird is an Old World vulture . It breeds in forest and savannah across sub-Saharan Africa, usually near water, its range coinciding with that of the oil and Raffia palms. It is quite approachable, like many African vultures, and can be seen near habitation, even on large hotel lawns in the tourist areas of countries such as the Gambia.

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Habits and Lifestyle

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Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

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References

1. Palm-nut vulture Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm-nut_vulture
2. Palm-nut vulture on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22695170/157472666

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