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White-backed Vulture
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Adult in Etosha National Park, Namibia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Accipitriformes
Family:
Accipitridae
Genus:
Gyps
Species:
G. africanus
Binomial name
Gyps africanus
(Salvadori, 1865)
Vautour africain MHNT
Egg of Gyps africanus

The White-backed Vulture is a bird of the family Accipitridae which also includes eagles and hawks. They live in the African grasslands. They eat the leftovers of big cats. After their meal, they clean their feathers well so that they are always in good flying condition.

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