King Vulture

King Vulture

King vultures are very large, scavenging birds that soar high over a variety of tropical forests, watching for carcasses located by other, smaller species of vultures. With their large size, king vultures usually displace the smaller local species from a large carcass. Adult pairs cooperate to raise single offspring.

Sarcoramphus papa

Carnivore

South America [VIEW MAP]

Forests, Grasslands

The king vultures may be seen year-round but may prefer to stay inside their heated hutch on the coldest or rainiest days.

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