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 4.2
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 6 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 34 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 21 weeks ago 4.2
Portrait of bird at Parque Condor near Otavalo
Locality Otavalo, Imbabura Province, Ecuador
Lee Hunter 43 weeks 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 25 weeks ago 3.8
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