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Cape Griffon Vulture

Cape Griffon Vulture

Rio Grande Zoo; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Nov 14, 2007.

[shot through chain link]

From Wikipedia:
The Cape Griffon or Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is endemic to southern Africa, and is found mainly in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana. It nests on cliffs and usually lay one egg per year.
This species is 100-115 cm long, dark brown except for the pale wing coverts. The adult is paler than the juvenile, and its underwing coverts can appear almost white at a distance.
The species is listed by the IUCN as "Vulnerable". The major problems it faces being poisoning, disturbance at breeding colonies and electrocution. The current population is estimated at 8,000.