CAPE VULTURE

(Gyps coprotheres)

Also known as Cape Griffon

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Roberts VI / VII 122 / 357
Clements 2000 30.0540
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 30-52
A very large bird (about 110 cm), a locally common endemic bird to Southern Africa (except Mocambique). It is generally found in mountainous areas or open country with escarpments. It lives off carrion and bone fragments.

List of Stamps showing Cape Vulture

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0531 0315 1982 P1
Lesotho (WWF) 1378   1998 M1
Lesotho (WWF) 1379   1998 M1
Lesotho (WWF) 1380   1998 M1
Lesotho (WWF) 1381   1998 M1
Lesotho (WWF) 1378-1381   1998 M1
Namibia     2010 Postcard Rate
South Africa 1070 1145 1998 Std
South Africa  1023a   2000 R2.30
South Africa 1914mc   2011 B5
Transkei 0270  0272 1991 40c