King Vulture

Unlike some vultures, king vultures have a poorly developed sense of smell. They watch for gatherings of other vultures to find food.

The king vulture has a more powerful beak than other New World vultures, so the weaker birds must sometimes wait for the king vulture to rip open a carcass before they can feed.

Central America
South America

At A Glance

Habitat

Lowland tropical forests, savanna, and grassland near forests

Diet

Carrion

Location

Central and South America