Cape Vulture, Cape Griffon

Cape Vulture, Cape Griffon

Cape Vulture, Cape Griffon by Anne Peyton
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
ACCIPITRIDAE
Order: 
ACCIPITRIFORMES
Genus: 
Gyps
Species: 
coprotheres
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Forster, 1798)
Common names (Fre): 
Vautour chassefiente
Common names (Spa): 
Buitre el Cabo
Medium: 
Acrylic
I chose a Cape Vulture because I wanted to call attention to the struggles of old world vultures. These birds are in serious decline due to excessive poisoning of wildlife which then affects predators and carrion-dependent species. The vultures also face threats from human expansion including electrocution from high-voltage power lines.