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King Vulture

arcoramphus papa

Description:

Red, yellow and grey markings on head, white ring around neck, black edges on wings. Weighed approx 15lbs if not more.

Notes:

Also a dweller of the Audubon Zoo


1 species ID suggestions

King Vulture
arcoramphus papa King Vulture

6 Comments

Jinga
Jinga 6 years ago

THank you every one!!!

Thank you Forest Dragon, that is one of the 800 species in my World book so I have doubled your suggestion.
Jessica, I found some information here http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/... which you and other viewers might find interesting.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

This is a King Vulture. Wonderful coloration. They are indigenous to Central and South America.

Unfortunately that is often the case. It could be a fancy Pigeon from South America, I'm not familiar with that region. Looking through my books but not hopeful.

Jinga
Jinga 6 years ago

unfortunately this species wasn't mentioned anywhere.

Possibly not a native species if it is in a zoo so perhaps you could ask the zoo, and next time you visit and take photos try to remember to make a note of the name(s) if they are displayed prominently. I do not recognise it.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.95, Long: -90.07

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on Jun 5, 2012

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