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The palm-nut vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) or vulturine fish eagle, is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is the only member of the genus Gypohierax. Palm-nut Vulture frequents the tropical forests’ edges, lakes, estuaries, large rivers and sea shores, all the places where it can find Oil Palms. The Palm-nut Vulture, unlike most birds of prey, feeds primarily on plant matter such as the fleshy husks of Oil and Raphia Palm fruits. It also takes other fruits and grain, and sometimes small vertebrates and invertebrates such as fish, crabs, amphibians and molluscs. It breeds in forest and savannah across sub-Saharan Africa, usually near water, its range coinciding with that of the oil palm. Both sexes are similar, with female slightly larger than male.
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