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Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Cathartes burrovianus Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Cathartidae Family
53–66 cm (Wingspan 150-165 cm ) Length
Sub/tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, mangroves, and heavily degraded former forest Range follow link to MAP Habitat
1 - 2 Eggs, incubation 40 days, fledging 90 - 100 days. Clutch
Mainly carrion. Food  
Non-migratory. Finds food by sight & smell. Habits
3799 - TSN: 175269 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA:- Czech: Kondor menší
Danish: Gulhovedet Grib
German: Gelbkpfgeier, Kleine Gelbkopfgeier, Kleiner Gelbkopfgeier, KleinerGelbkopfgeier
English: Lesser Yellow headed Vulture, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Savanna Vulture, Savanna Yellow-headed Vulture
Spanish: Aura Sabanera, Cuervo Cabeza Amarilla, Guala Sabanera, Jote cabeza amarilla, Jote de cabeza amarilla, Oripopo cabeza amarilla menor, Zamuro de Cabeza Amarilla, Zopilote Cabecigualdo, Zopilote Sabanero
Spanish (Argentine): Jote cabeza amarilla
Spanish (Colombia): Guala Sabanera
Spanish (Costa Rica): Zopilote cabecigualdo
Spanish (Mexico): Aura Sabanera, zopilote sabanero
Spanish (Nicaragua): Zopilote Cabecigualdo
Spanish (Paraguay): Cuervo cabeza amarilla
Spanish (Uruguay): Cuervo Cabeza Amarilla
Spanish (Venezuela): Oripopo Cabeza Amarilla Menor
Estonian: rohtlakondor
Finnish: Pikkukondori
French: Catharte à tête jaune, Petit Vautour à tête jaune, Urubu à tête jaune
Guarani: Yryvu akâ sa'yju
Hebrew: קתרטס צהוב-ראש קטן
Italian: Avvoltoio minore dal capo giallo, Avvoltoio testagialla minore
Japanese: kigashirakondoru
Japanese: キガシラコンドル
Latin: Cathartes burrovianus
Dutch: Geelkopgier, Kleine Geelkopgier
Norwegian: Myrkondor
Polish: sepnik pstroglowy, sępnik pstrogłowy
Portuguese: Urubu-de-cabeca-amarela, urubu-de-cabeça-amarela, urubu-peba, urubutinga
Portuguese (Brazil): Urubu-de-cabeça-amarela, urubu-peba, urubutinga
Russian: Малая желтоголовая катарта
Slovak: Kondor modrohlavý, supovec modrohlavý
Swedish: Mindre gulhuvad gam
Chinese: 小黄头美洲鹫


Cathartes burrovianus
Cathartes burrovianus burrovianus
Cathartes burrovianus urubitinga

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