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Alternative names: Rueppell's Griffon Vulture, Rueppell's Vulture, RÃ¼ppells Vulture
Gyps rÃ¼pellii, Gyps rueppelli
One metre (3 ft.) Sexes are alike: mottled brown or black overall with a white-brown underparts and thin, dirty-white fluff covering the head and neck. White collar, yellow or amber eye, the crop patch deep chocolate brown.
Two races are recognised: the nominate across most of range with larger and paler G. r. erlangeri in Ethiopia and Somalia.
Arid and mountainous areas, particularly semi-desert and the fringes of deserts.
They feed on large animal carcasses. They have been known to take live prey on occasion, but this is rare.
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