brown body; white back often hidden from view (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

White-backed Vulture
Gyps africanus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a relatively small Old World vulture disributed across much of Africa; usually the most abundant carrion-feeder not near human habitation; the white back is not always visible.

ruff of feathers around neck; light throat (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

creamy-brown underparts; lighter forewing (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

large bill; dark face; light-colored neck (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

soars on broad wings in search of carrion (South Africa; 2007-06-30)