King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa

  • Order: Cathartiformes
  • Family: Cathartidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Melissa Holste, Janet M. Ruth, and Jack C. Eitniear
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References

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Recommended Citation

Holste, M., J. M. Ruth, and J. C. Eitniear (2014). King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.kinvul1.01