king vulture

noun

: a large vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) ranging from Mexico to Paraguay that is creamy white in color with wings, rump, and tail black and the carunculate head and the neck colored scarlet, yellow, orange, and blue

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“King vulture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king%20vulture. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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