White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
White-backed Vulture, Mole, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Mole National Park, Ghana
June 2011

The White-backed Vulture is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. It is absent from dense forest and desert but found in savannas and woodland where it feeds on carrion and bones. It usually soars with other vultures until they find a suitable source of food.
White-backed Vulture, Mole, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image In flight the black flight feathers contrast with the whitish underwing coverts and the back and rump are also white.
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