New World Vultures (Cathartidae)

King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) - HBW 2, p. 40

French: Sarcoramphe roi German: Königsgeier 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.

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