WHITE-BACKED VULTURE

(Gyps africanus)

Also known as African White-backed Vulture

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Roberts VI / VII 123 / 355
Clements 2000 30.0480
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 30-54

 

A large bird (90 cm to 100 cm) found in much of Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is the most common vulture, and is found throughout the north. It is very gregarious and frequents savannah and bushveld. The main food is carrion and bone fragments.

 

List of Stamps showing White-backed Vulture

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Burundi 0623 0713 1971 3f+
Burundi 0647 0737 1971 17f
Burundi 0678 0772 1971 17f+1f
Central African Republic     2000 485f
Ghana 1595  1559 1991 c80
Somalia 0462 1993 800s
Tanzania 1854 1861 1994 500s
Tanzania 2169 1995 100s
Uganda 1640 1665 1995 500s
Upper Volta 0728 0962 1984 400f