AnAge entry for Gyps africanus

Classification (HAGRID: 00225)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Accipitriformes
                Family: Accipitridae
                    Genus: Gyps
Species
Gyps africanus
Common name
White-backed vulture

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
19.7 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 575
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals have been recorded to live up to 19.7 years, in captivity [0575]. Similarly, in the wild, the maximum lifespan recorded was 19.1 years [1343].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,181 days
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
5,433 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.045 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 560343
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 43490
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