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Rachel Caldwell (thirstyfly)

White-backed Vulture

by Rachel Caldwell

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


The White-backed Vulture is a typical vulture, with only down feathers on the head and neck, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It has a white neck ruff. Like other vultures it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of animals which it finds by soaring over savannah. It also takes scraps from human habitations. It often moves in flocks. It breeds in trees on the savannah of west and east Africa, laying one egg. The population is mostly resident. As it is rarer than previously believed, its conservation status was reassessed from Least Concern to Near Threatened in the 2007 IUCN Red List.

Judith Clay commented on June 18, 2011 10:18pm
Wow, Rachel! This is absolutely stunning! Love the incredible detail work. This must have taken you some serious time! Wished I could promote it more than once.
Brigada Creativa commented on June 22, 2011 12:43am
Carl Floyd Medley III commented on June 22, 2011 7:43am
Rachel Caldwell commented on July 3, 2011 12:47pm
Thanks, guys.
Brandon Dover (Braniel) commented on August 5, 2011 7:19pm
I love this
Lyudmila Kuguk commented on September 9, 2011 7:14am
Maribellum commented on September 24, 2011 7:25pm
this is gorgeous!
Freida Siregar commented on November 19, 2011 7:39am
Nice. I really love the eyes
Wolves In Space commented on December 1, 2011 8:46pm
excellent detail in all of your work! raw tallent
Time After Time commented on December 8, 2011 1:51pm
beautiful, meticulous work...
Amy Taylor commented on December 19, 2011 10:58pm
I love the detail in the face. Did this take forever?
Rachel Caldwell commented on May 19, 2012 9:14am
Thanks, everybody. Thanks, Amy. No, it didn't take forever, it took about 5 hours or so. I did it over two nights. It was about 16" x 12" in the end.
richmstevens commented on November 30, 2012 5:53pm
MARIA BOZINA - PRINT commented on January 7, 2013 3:34am
Beautiful work!
MariskaART commented on March 24, 2013 10:42am
Amazing! :)
Tyler Spangler commented on February 15, 2014 3:53pm
So rad!!!
Tyler Spangler commented on February 17, 2014 3:37am
Elizabeth Tilly commented on March 25, 2014 1:53pm
Awesome work!
CharismArt commented on May 5, 2015 1:40pm
Great picture!
Gosia&Helena commented on August 8, 2015 11:51pm
great work!
AnnaRapcanova commented on December 2, 2015 1:26pm
awesome!!! :)
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