Racama

(syn. Gypohierax Ϯ Palm-nut Vulture G. angolensis) According to Bruce 1790, Rachamah was a name for the Egyptian Vulture Neophron in Egypt and North Africa (“Rachma, or she-vulture, was sacred to Isis ...  its feathers adorned the statue of that goddess”). Goodman in Houlihan 1986, records that Rakhama is a generic term for vultures in Egypt. "RACAMA, J. E. Gray.  Gypaëtos, Daud.  Polyborus? Benn.  Vultur, Gm.    R. Angolensis, (Gm.) J. E. Gray, Lev. Mus. t. 7.  P.? hypoleucus, Benn." (G. Gray 1840).   Var. Recama.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 24 January 2019).