Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres


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Wolter, K.; Naidoo, V.; Whittington-Jones, C.; Bartels, P. unpublished. Does the presence of vulture restaurants influence the movement of Cape Vultures (Gyps coprotheres) in the Magaliesberg?.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Gyps coprotheres. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2020.