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
Two birds circling overhead Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 30 April 2006 5 years ago 23 sec 3.7
A bird walking across a field to a carcass Locality Hato Piñero, Cojedes State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 27 February 2006 6 years ago 31 sec 3.6
Bird flying in circles over the lake. Locality Lake Balbina, Amazonas State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 28 August 2004 32 weeks ago 34 sec 3.5
A juvenile sunning the wings and an adult coming close tot it, and then the juvenile drinking on a puddle. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 51 weeks ago 44 sec 3.4
juvenil in flight Locality Candói, Paraná State, Brazil
Leonardo R. Deconto 6 July 2011 1 year ago 31 sec 3.3
A perched bird in a dead tree. Locality Las Cuevas Research Station, Belize (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 3 August 2005 6 years ago 11 sec 3.1
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Locality Calakmul, Campeche State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 2 December 2011 19 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 3.7
Portrait at the Tuxtla Zoo.
Locality Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 7 February 2013 15 weeks ago 3.7
An adult bird on a ground.
Locality Tierpark Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 2 October 2009 26 weeks ago 3.7
A bird perched on a tree close to the road
Locality Puerto Boyacá, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Manakin Nature Tours 14 April 2010 46 weeks ago 3.7
An immature - Forest around Gruta Boca de Sapo
Locality Itirapina, São Paulo State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 5 August 2010 2 years ago 3.5
A bird perched drying plumage after rain, at river-edge forest. Un ave secando el plumaje tras la lluvia en la selva ribereña de
Locality Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Loreto Department, Peru
José M. Formentí 6 August 2011 1 year ago 3.4
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