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Latin name

 

Torgos tracheliotus

Family

 

Birds of prey

Size

 

Length 98 cm -1,0 m

Weight

 

5,9 - 7,9 kg

Colour

 

Mostly black with white thighs, neck ruff and bar on underwing; breast heavily streaked black and white; head naked, bright pinkish red.

Appearance

 

Other dark vultures, but combination of large size, bright reddish head, white bar on leading edge of underwing and striped breast distinctive.

Habitat

 

Savanna to desert with thorn trees.