King Vulture

Sarcoramphus papa

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The king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is a large bird found in Central and South America. It is a member of the New World vulture family Cathartidae. This vulture lives predominantly in tropical lowland forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. It is the only surviving member of the genus Sarcoramphus, although fossil members are known.

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  1. (c) Greg Lasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/2967049
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcoramphus_papa

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