- Pteroglossus viridis
- Toucans, Hornbills & Barbets
The Greater Yellow-headed Vulture is a New World bird that lives across parts of Central and South America. They are also known as Forest Vultures and are very closely related to the Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture.
Greater Yellow-headed Vultures roost on dead tree limbs. Their preferred habitat is forest, which is not suprising when you consider their alternate name.
Greater Yellow-headed Vultures do not build nests. They may use a scrape-type substrate or lay their eggs on the ground or on rocky surfaces like cliffs or caves.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 22 August 2012|
|Scientific Name||Cathartes melambrotus|
|Birdorable Family||Vultures & Condors|
(as of 15 January 2017)
28 to 33 inches
63 to 83 inches
42 to 114 ounces
|Range||Central America South America|