White-backed Vulture - Birds

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White-backed Vulture

Gyps africanus

conservation status Near Threatened

Weight: 4-7.2kg (9-16lb)
Wingspan: up to 2.35m (7ft 6in)
Body lenght: 93cm (37in)
Wild population: 270 000 individuals
Lifespan: years
Gestation: months, 1 chick
Voice:
Identification it has a white neck ruff, the adult’s whitish back contrasts with the otherwise dark plumage
Range: throughout the Sahel from Mauretania to Ethiopia and south to Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, SA, Botswana, Namibia
Habitat: open areas of Acacia woodland, grassland

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camera:NIKON D200
lens:Sigma 70-200 mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
extender:--
focal length:200 mm
exposure time:1/800 s
aperture:4.5
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ISO:220
location:Masai Mara, Kenya
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