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King Vulture

Sarcoramphus papa

Description:

Height: 85cm Wingspan: about 2m Weight: 3 to 5 kg Is the second larger vulture in South America. Condor is the larger.

Habitat:

Found in all Brazilian habitats. In Minas Gerais is found mainly in mountainous areas.

Notes:

The bird perched presents caracteristic immature plumage for this species. The bird was located next to a waterfall and allowed me a great approximation.

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8 Comments

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 9 years ago

You're welcome Heather.

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Pairs nice with the captive one in the rehab/breeding program. Thank you so much for sharing.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Great series Kassius Santos

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 9 years ago

Thanks Noe and Pili and all others for de comments!

RahulVinod
RahulVinod 9 years ago

Super

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

I love the last picture for its colors.
Thanks for sharing such a majestic creature

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Amazing series!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Wonderful!

Kassius Santos
Spotted by
Kassius Santos

Itutinga, MG, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 10, 2010
Submitted on Oct 10, 2011

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