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King Vulture

Sarcoramphus papa


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


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


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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Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 9 years ago

You're welcome Heather.

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 9 years ago


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 9 years ago

Amazing series!

Carolina 9 years ago


Kassius Santos
Spotted by
Kassius Santos

Itutinga, MG, Brazil

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

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