RUPPELL'S (RUEPPELL'S) VULTURE

(Gyps rupelli)

Also known as Ruppell's Griffon

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Roberts VI / VII (  ) /  356
Clements 2000 30.0510
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
30-51

 

A very large bird (95-107 cm) is found in east and west Africa. It is a vagrant to southern Africa with several records of the bird together with the Cape Vulture at breeding colonies in the Northern Province and Zimbabwe.

 

List of Stamps showing Ruppell's Vulture

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Cameroun 1022 1060 1984 60f
Congo (Brazzaville) 1340 1355 1993 75f
Gambia 1503  1558 1993 D3
Ghana 2971   2000 c1100
Mali 1076  1049 1985 540f
Mauritania D 177  P 26 1963 50c
Somalia 0438 0086 1966 50c
Tanzania    2406 1996 300s
Togo 2145m   1995 1500f
Upper Volta 0539 0771 1979 15f