|Geographical Range||Mexico, southern Central America, South America|
|Scientific Name||Sarcoramphus papa|
This colorful vulture makes its home in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. Like all vultures, it is a scavenger, and is adept at finding dead animals even in dense forests. Although this may seem to us a distasteful lifestyle, the vulture plays an important role in the complex forest ecosystem.
Did You Know?
The absence of feathers on a vulture's head helps the bird "clean up" after a messy meal.