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Sarcoramphus papa




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16 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

What an incredible eye!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Ok. Thanks. It makes a great spotting. :)

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 7 years ago

No Harsha, the King Vulture can be found from south Mexico to Northern Argentina. But it's not a common bird, in some places is quiet rare.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Wonderful! Are they found only in Brazil?

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 7 years ago

Well I'm glad it's not injured. It sure is beautiful around the eye.

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 7 years ago

You're welcome, Ashish!
Long live all raptors!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Wow they are very informative... Today any language is translated with browser....!!
Thanks a lot for sharing all details...
Long live all Vultures....!!

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 7 years ago

More information about Crax Breeding Center:

http://www.em.com.br/app/noticia/tecnolo...

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 7 years ago

Ashish, this page has more information about the CRAX Breeding Center:
http://www.oeco.com.br/reportagens-espec...
The page is in Portuguese.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Lovely close ups.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Kassius...
Request you to add more information on this breeding center. Also tell if any website is related to their mission..
Thanks for sharing..!!

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 7 years ago

Carlos, this one is a captive bird, in a breeding center. Here are a few individuals photographed by me in their natural habitat: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/750...

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 7 years ago

Marta, this specimen is in a Brazilian birds breeding center.There they manage the captive breeding of this species and many other species of birds, including the Harpy Eagle, to reintroduce in the nature. The breeding center, called CRAX, stays in Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Heather, they are like this. the specimen looks healthy to me. Kassius, nice close ups! can you tell us more about this spotting? Are these birds being rehabilitated? (just curious)

CarlosZacchi
CarlosZacchi 7 years ago

The orange is normal the color could be a litle more strong. That is not a common specie so it is not so easy to see ... problaby it is in a zoo...
Very nice pics congratulation!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 7 years ago

Is that orange normal on the nose? Is he injured? Do you know why is it in the cage?

Kassius Santos
Spotted by
Kassius Santos

Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Lat: -19.94, Long: -44.05

Spotted on Jun 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 14, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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