Lappet-faced Vulture

Torgos tracheliotos

Size: Up to 115 cm long, wingspan up to 2.9m
Habitat: Open plains, savanna
Feeding: Carrion

The Lappet-faced Vulture is a huge bird. It has a bald head with pink skin and a massive beak. The plummage is brown/black with white underparts.

This photo, showing Lappet-faced Vultures fighting over the carcass of a hyena, was taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya. It uses its size to chase off other birds from the carcass.








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