Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Vocalizations have not been reported. Cathartid vultures lack a syrinx, and thus are capable only of producing hisses, wheezes, and sneezing sounds (Houston 1994b).

Nonvocal Sounds

None described.

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.