White-headed Vulture
Temporal range: 16.3–0 Ma Barstovian to Present
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Superorder: Accipitrimorphae
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Gypinae
Genus: Trigonoceps
Lesson, R., 1842
Species: T. occipitalis
Binomial name
Trigonoceps occipitalis
Burchell, 1824

White-headed Vulture, Trigonoceps occipitalis is an Old World vulture endemic to Africa.

Other names


Length is 31-33". A uniquely patterned vulture with a colourful face and bill, peaked, somewhat triangular white head, white crop patch, belly and tibial feathers[2]. In females, the inner secondaries are white while they are dark grey in males[2].

Similar species






Uncommon in open/semi-open country<ref name="Kenya">Zimmerman, Dale A.; et al. (1999). Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Princeton University Press. p. 432. ISBN 0691010226. </noinclude>.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). "Trigonoceps occipitalis". 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved May 17 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Kenya

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