Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

King Vulture

Dutch: Koningsgier

Order: Falconiformes
Family: Cathartidae
Genus: Sarcoramphus
Species: Sarcoramphus papa

Male bird. Many thanks to the Royal Belgian institute of natural sciences, Brussels, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 120 mm
Length cranium: 67 mm
Width (cranium): 59 mm
Height (cranium): 40 mm
Alternative names: Königsgeier (German), Sarcoramphe roi (French), Zopilote Rey (Spanish)