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
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RangeC. 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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