Rüppell's vulture or Rüppell's griffon vulture (Gyps rueppellii) is a large vulture that occurs throughout the Sahel region of central Africa. The current population of 30,000 is decreasing due to loss of habitat, deliberate poisoning by ivory poachers and other factors. Known also as Rüppell's griffon, Rueppell's griffon, Rüppell's griffin vulture, Rueppell's vulture and other variants, it is not to be confused with a different species, the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus). Rüppell's vulture is named in honor of Eduard Rüppell, a 19th-century German explorer, collector, and zoologist. Rüppell's vulture is considered to be the highest-flying bird, with confirmed evidence of a flight at an altitude of 11,300 m (37,000 ft) above sea level.



Rüppell's Griffon
Date Location Count
2019-08-17 09:00Observatorio de Cazalla1
2019-08-10 10:00Algeciras--Observatorio de Algarrobo1
2019-08-13 07:00Murchison Falls NP--Pakuba8
2019-08-14 06:48Queen Elizabeth II NP2
2019-08-11 16:22Sululta Plain1
2019-08-19 06:30Serengeti NP--Northern Serengeti2
2019-08-10 08:30Maasai Mara NR (general please use more specific location if possible)14
2019-08-06 06:49Serengeti NP2
2019-08-16 09:48Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate3
2019-08-16 13:30Tarangire NP4