White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
(aka Aegypius occipitalis)
Mole National Park, Ghana
The White-headed Vulture is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara where it is found in savanna, lightly wooded savanna and thorny scrub.
In flight it is a large raptor with long,
broad wings and a white head and neck. They tend to be solitary
except when feeding at carcasses when small groups will gather.
They are often the first vultures to arrive at carrion but will
give way to other vultures such as Lappet-faced Vultures when
they arrive at which point they will hang around on the edges and
pick up scraps. It is classified as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.
It is classified as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.
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