Latin name: Sarcorhamphus papa.
What they look like: A large bird with predominately white plumage, the king vulture is best recognised from their bald neck and head which features yellow, orange, purple, blue and red.
- They are larger and stronger than other South American vultures and can tear open skin too tough for smaller vultures.
- King Vultures often rely on other species to find carrion then they turn up and take over.
What they eat: Carrion (animal carcasses).
Habitat: Tropical lowland forests.
Where they live: Central Mexico to Northern Argentina, Trinidad.
Threats: Few specific threats.