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Greater Yellow-headed Vulture

Cathartes melambrotus

Description:

A large vulture that is all black except for the yellowish, bare head and bill. The legs are flesh colored and the feet white.

Habitat:

These are common in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador. This one was sitting on a stump not 25 feet from the house.

Notes:

The vultures, like many non-hunted birds don't readily show alarm at the approach of people. It was quite easy to get some pictures from the door of the house.

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Tukup
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Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Jul 18, 2015
Submitted on Feb 2, 2019

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