King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) - HBW 2, p. 40
French: Sarcoramphe roi
Spanish: Zopilote Rey
Taxonomy: Vultur papa Linnaeus, 1758, in India occidentali; error, Surinam.
Affinities unclear. Monotypic.
Distribution: Tropical forest and savanna regions of Central and South America, from Mexico to N Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 23 videos
An immature bird perched in a tree, looking around and flying away. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 1 year ago 22 sec 4.3
Adults perched in tree Locality Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (Jaguar Preserve), Stann Creek District, Belize
Wayne Hall 11 February 2008 4 years ago 50 sec 4.3
A bird walking across a field to a carcass Locality Hato Piñero, Cojedes State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 27 February 2006 7 years ago 31 sec 3.9
A bird feeding on a dead cow Locality Hato Piñero, Cojedes State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 28 February 2006 7 years ago 36 sec 3.8
An adult drinking on a puddle among several American Black Vultures. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 3.8
Two adults and a juvenile near a big puddle, drinking among several American Black Vultures. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 29 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 36 photos
Close up of a wounded bird under recovery process. Primer plano de la cabeza de un ave herida en proceso de recuperación.
Locality Lima City, Peru
José M. Formentí 20 August 2000 2 years ago 4.3
A colourful portrait
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Peter van Zoest 14 July 2010 1 year ago 4.2
A bird at the zoo
Locality Barranquilla, Atlántico Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 33 weeks ago 4.2
Portrait of bird at Parque Condor near Otavalo
Locality Otavalo, Imbabura Province, Ecuador
Lee Hunter 1 year ago 4
Perched on a large branch.
Dannie Polley 20 October 2009 3 years ago 3.9
Adult perched with its wings partially spread.
Locality El Valle, Bahía Solano, Choco Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 14 June 2013 36 weeks ago 3.8
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