[Sarcoramphus papa]
  Habitat: Tropical forests, savannas, and grasslands
  Length: 28-32"
  Wingspan: 71-78"
  Average Lifespan: 30 years (in captivity)
  Incubation Period: 53-58 days
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  map King Vulture

 

 

 

  - Third largest of the New World vultures behind the Andean and California Condors
  - Nest high in the canopy of the forest
  - Soar high in the air looking for food, which is primarily carrion
  - Follow other vultures to find prey because they have little to no sense of smell
  - Able to tear through tough animal hide with their powerful beak

 

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