Meaning of white-backed vulture in English:

white-backed vulture

noun

  • Either of two vultures with white backs, Gyps africanus of the African savannah (more fully "African white-backed vulture"), and G. bengalensis of South and South-East Asia (more fully "Indian white-backed vulture", "Oriental white-backed vulture" ; also called white-rumped vulture).

Origin

Mid 19th century.