Rüppell’s griffon vulture
It is considered to be the highest-flying bird.
The vulture flies for 6-7 hours each day and will fly as far as 150 kilometers (93 mi) from a nest site to find food.
Size & Weight
- BODY-LENGTH: 85 to 103 cm (33 to 41 in)
- WEIGHT: 4 to 9 kg (14 to 20 lb)
- WINGSPAN: 26 to 2.6 meters (7.4 to 8.5 ft)
Altitude 11,300 m (37,000 ft)
Central Africa (Sahel region)
35 kilometers per hour (22 mph)