A vulture of the Afrikaans, which can imply several species of South African vultures. The word's origin is direct from archaic 'aas' for carrion and 'vogel' for bird, from Dutch origin.

Taxonomic Hierarchy
White-backed Vulture, Aasvogel
Kingdom Animalia – Animal, animals
Phylum Chordata – chordates
Subphylum Vertebrata – vertebrates
Class Aves – Birds
Order Accipitriformes – Hawks
Family Accipitridae Vigors, 1824 – Eagles, Hawks, Kites, aigles, buses
Genus Gyps Savigny, 1809
Species Gyps africanus Salvadori, 1865 – White-backed Vulture
Gyps africanus, Salvadori, 1865, Taxonomic Serial No.: 560343

References and Further Reading

  • World Book, ©2002
  • White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) - BirdLife species factsheet, Nesting habitat preference of the African White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus and the effects of anthopogenic disturbance.
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