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Sail, Design of Sunset
Forest in the Palace
Peace
Wild
Sunset on the Swamp
Base camp
Rio Bonito
Painter
Sunrise
Hope
Glowing
The KING
Sunset
Expedition
Lonely
Kayaking
Through the Sunset
Stargazer
Quiet and still
Into the zimbabwe
Someday in NY
Spring
The Maryland State House - alley view.
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The KING

The king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is a large bird found in Central and South America. Large and predominantly white, the king vulture has gray to black ruff, flight, and tail feathers. The head and neck are bald, with the skin color varying, including yellow, orange, blue, purple, and red. The king vulture has a very noticeable orange fleshy caruncle on its beak. This vulture is a scavenger and it often makes the initial cut into a fresh carcass. It also displaces smaller New World vulture species from a carcass. King vultures have been known to live for up to 30 years in captivity.

TAGS: Costa Rica, Vulture, Wildlife

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Total Views: 40
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 6, 2018, 6:19 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal Length: 420mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO500
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