- Dendroica kirtlandii
- Warblers & Whatnots
The King Vulture is a large species of New World vulture that lives across a variety of habitats through much of South America and parts of Central America. They are the largest vultures found in the new world, not including the two condor species (California and Andean).
The King Vulture is a scavenger, dining on deceased animals including beached fish, livestock carcasses, and dead wild animals, including sloths!
The King Vulture has a very unique look. The body plumage is contrasting buffy-white and black. The skin on the head is wrinkly, with a mixture of reddish-purple and black tones contrasting with the yellow and orange neck. The tip of the black bill is a deep red, with a yellow-orange, oddly-crested cere.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 23 August 2012|
|Scientific Name||Sarcoramphus papa|
|Birdorable Family||Vultures & Condors|
(as of 15 November 2016)
27 to 32 inches
48 to 79 inches
96 to 160 ounces
|Range||Central America South America|