Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: New World Vultures :: Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes burrovianus

Described by: Cassin (1845)
Alternate common name(s): Savanna Yellow-headed Vulture, Savanna Vulture
Old scientific name(s): Cathartes urubitinga, Cathartes urubutinga


near Iquitos, Peru - Jan, 2005 © R S Scanlon  Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Sep, 2004 © Tom Stephenson  French Guiana - Jul, 2005 © Jean-Michel Fenerole  Hato Masaguaral, Guarico, Venezuela - Oct, 2007 © Matt Halley 
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C. Central America and tropical South America;
(1) S. Mexico from s. Tamaulipas, Veracruz, n. Chiapas, Yucatan Peninsula and both slopes of Oaxaca, Belize, Guatemala (Peten), e. Honduras (Mosquitia), ne. Nicaragua, nc. Costa Rica, Panama s. to c. Colombia and nw. Venezuela.
(2) S. Colombia, s. Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and Amazonian Brazil (Bahia (Chapada Diamantina)), e. Peru, n. and e. Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and n. Argentina (Corrientes, Chaco and Santa Fe).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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