Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus

  • Order: Cathartiformes
  • Family: Cathartidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Matthew F. Jones

Demography and Populations

Greater Yellow-headed Vultures are estimated to be common throughout their range in tracts of unbroken primary forest, and may be the most abundant raptor present (Thiollay 1989b). The total population is estimated to be at least in the hundreds of thousands (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001). There is no information related to topics such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation for Greater Yellow-headed Vulture.

Recommended Citation

Jones, M. F. (2017). Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.