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King Vulture Portrait (front) Captured at the BestZOO, the Netherlands. BestZOO,Geotagged,King Vulture,Sarcoramphus papa,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

King Vulture Portrait (front)

Captured at the BestZOO, the Netherlands.

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The King Vulture is a large bird found in Central and South America. It is a member of the New World vulture family Cathartidae. This vulture lives predominantly in tropical lowland forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina, though some believe that William Bartram's Painted Vulture of Florida may be of this species. It is the only surviving member of the genus ''Sarcoramphus'', although fossil members are known.

Similar species: New World Vultures
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 19, 2012. Captured Apr 21, 2012 14:57 in Molenkampseweg, 5681 Best, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO220
  • 105mm