King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa

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

Priorities for Future Research

Future research should be focused on King Vulture breeding biology, population dynamics, and demographics. Specifically, a more exact population estimate and population trend is important to identify by studying demographic factors like survivorship, birth rates, and mortality rates. More information in these areas will increase understanding of the status and threats to the King Vultures and what, if any, conservation actions should be implemented.

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.