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Greater Yellow-headed Vulture

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Cathartes melambrotus Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Cathartidae Family
64–75 cm (Wingspan 166–178 cm) Length
Subtropical/tropical lowland moist forest. Below 900 m. Range follow link Habitat
1 - 3 Eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Mainly carrion. Food  
Non-migratory. Finds food by sight & smell Habits
3800 - TSN: 175270 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

Photo by Arthur Grosset © all rights reserved          

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If you have sound recording of the Greater Yellow-headed Vulture please send it to xeno-canto. 



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AKA:- Czech: Kondor jihoamerický, kondor větší
Danish: Stor Gulhovedet Grib
German: Großer Gelbkopfgeier, GroßerGelbkopfgeier, Riesengelbkopfgeier
English: Forest Vulture, Forest Yellow-headed Vulture, Greater Yellow headed Vulture, Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Spanish: Aura Selvática, Guala Amazónica, Oripopo cabeza amarilla mayor, Zamuro Grande de Cabeza Amarilla
Spanish (Colombia): Guala Amazónica
Spanish (Venezuela): Oripopo Cabeza Amarilla Mayor
Estonian: selvakondor
Finnish: Amazoniankondori
French: Grand Catharte, Grand Urubu, Grand Vautour ŕ tęte jaune
Hebrew: קתרטס צהוב-ראש גדול
Italian: Avvoltoio maggiore dal capo giallo, Avvoltoio testagialla maggiore
Japanese: ookigashirakondoru
Japanese: オオキガシラコンドル
Latin: Cathartes melambrotos, Cathartes melambrotus
Dutch: Grote Geelkopgier
Norwegian: Skogkondor
Polish: sepnik zóltoglowy, sępnik żółtogłowy
Portuguese: Urubu-da-mata
Portuguese (Brazil): Urubu-da-mata
Russian: Большая желтоголовая катарта
Slovak: kondor modrotemenný, supovec modrotemenný
Swedish: Större gulhuvad gam
Chinese: 大黄头美洲鹫


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