The palm-nut vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) or vulturine fish eagle, is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae (which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers, vultures, and eagles). It is the only member of the genus Gypohierax. Unusual for birds of prey, it feeds mainly on the fruit of the oil palm, though it also feeds on crabs, molluscs, locusts, and fish, and has been known to occasionally attack domestic poultry and bats.

This bird is an Old World vulture (only distantly related to the New World vultures, which are in a separate family, the Cathartidae).

It breeds in forest and savannah across sub-Saharan Africa, usually near water, its range coinciding with that of the oil palm. It is quite approachable, like many African vultures, and can be seen near habitation, even on large hotel lawns in the tourist areas of countries such as the Gambia.
Palm-nut Vulture
Date Location Count
2020-11-07 06:42Sangha Lodge2
2020-10-27 10:16Gisenyi1
2020-10-27 08:59Ndali Lodge1
2020-11-14 07:26Kibale Forest NP1
2020-10-28 07:12Bigodi Community Walk1
2020-11-03 06:44Nyarutarama Lake and Golf Course
2020-10-29 06:00Nyandungu Wetland1
2020-10-29 07:20UMUSAMBI VILLAGE - Wetlands and Grey Crowned Crane rehabilitation2
2020-11-07 06:00Akagera NP (southern area)
2020-10-31 08:03Mabamba Swamp1
2020-10-30 14:59Nkima Forest Lodge2
2020-11-15 09:24Entebbe Botanical Garden2
2020-11-20 17:06Uganda Wildlife Education Centre3
2020-11-08 08:39Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site1
2020-11-14 12:15Lutembe Beach and Wetlands3
2020-11-16 06:36East Usambara Mountains--Amani Nature Reserve1
2020-11-17 07:31East Usambara Mountains--Kihuhwi-Sigi Forest Reserve1
2020-11-13 07:26Pugu Hills Nature Centre1
2020-11-14 10:41Ngezi Forest3
2020-11-02 16:22Mtunzini (general area)1