It could formerly be found in in Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Namibia, but is now extinct in Swaziland and only small, non-breeding groups can be found in Zimbabwe and Namibia .
Its population is estimated at 8,000.
The Cape Griffon measures about 1 m (3.3 ft) in length and has wingspan of about 2.4 m (7.9 ft). It weighs about 9.4 kg (21 lb).
The plumage is creamy-buff except for the dark flight and tail feathers. The bill is black. The eyes are honey-colored eyes. The bluish throat is featherless.
Immature birds can be identified by their brown eyes and pink neck.
Breeding / Nesting
They nest on cliffs and usually lay one egg per year.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.