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King Vulture

Sarcoramphus papa (Linnaeus, 1758)

The King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is a large bird found in Central and South America. It is a member of the New World vulture family Cathartidae. This vulture lives predominantly in tropical lowland forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. It is the only surviving member of the genus Sarcoramphus, although fossil members are known. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Cathartidae
Genus:
  Sarcoramphus

Scientific:
  Sarcoramphus papa

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.86

Protonym:
  Vultur papa

Avibase ID:
  9306DA2F3B23E74C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9306DA2F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175277

Geographic range:

  • Sarcoramphus papa: S Mexico to n Argentina and Brazil
English:
King Vulture
Czech:
kondor královský
German:
Königsgeier
Danish:
Kongekondor
Spanish:
Zopilote Rey
Finnish:
kuningaskondori
French:
Sarcoramphe roi
Icelandic:
Konungshrævi
Italian:
Avvoltoio re
Japanese:
tokiirokondoru
Japanese:
トキイロコンドル
Dutch:
Koningsgier
Norwegian:
Kongekondor
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kongekondor
Polish:
kondor królewski
Portuguese:
Urubu-rei
Portuguese (Brazil):
Urubu-rei
Russian:
Королевский гриф
Slovak:
kondor kráľovský
Swedish:
kungsgam
Ukrainian:
Кондор королівський
Chinese:
王鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Sarcoramphe roi ( Sarcoramphus papa)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Sarcoramphe roi ( Sarcoramphus papa)
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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James Lee Peters:
Sarcoramphus papa
James Lee Peters (original):
Sarcoramphus papa
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Sarcoramphus papa
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
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South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sarcoramphus papa
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sarcoramphus papa

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Arawak: Anwana-aharokoñ
Bulgarian: Кралски лешояд
Catalan: Rei dels Zopilots, Voltor rei, Zopilot reial
Carib: Anuwana
Czech: Kondor královský
Danish: Kongekondor
German: Königsgeier
Aukan: Opété, Tiinguifoo
Emerillon: Iluwu
English: American King Vulture, King Vulture
English (IOC): King Vulture
Spanish: Cóndor Real, Cuervo real, Jote real, Rey de los Gallinazos, Rey zope, Zopilote Real, Zopilote Rey
Spanish (Argentine): Jote real
Spanish (Colombia): Rey de los Gallinazos
Spanish (Costa Rica): Zopilote Rey
Spanish (Ecuador): Gallinazo Rey
Spanish (Spain): Zopilote Rey
Spanish (HBW): King Vulture
Spanish (Honduras): Rey zope
Spanish (Mexico): Zopilote Rey
Spanish (Nicaragua): Zopilote Real
Spanish (Panama): Gallinazo Rey
Spanish (Peru): Gallinazo Rey
Spanish (Paraguay): Cuervo real
Spanish (Venezuela): Rey Zamuro
Estonian: kuningkondor
Finnish: Kuningaskondori
French: Condor roi, Sarcoramphe roi, Vautour pape, Vautour royal
Guianese Creole French: Gran-kòrbo, Kòrbo-rwa
Irish: Ríbhultúr
Guarani: Ururuti, Yryvu ruvicha, Yryvu-ruvicha
Hebrew: נשרון מלכותי
Hungarian: királykeselyű
Icelandic: Konungshrævi
Italian: Avvoltoio re, Avvoltoio reale, papa, Re
Japanese: tokiirokondoru
Japanese: トキイロコンドル
Karipúna Creole French: Rei-corbeau
Scientific: Sarcaramphus papa, Sarcoramphus papa, Sarcorhamphus papa, Vultur papa
Lithuanian: Karališkasis grifas
Dutch: Koningsgier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kongekondor
Norwegian: Kongekondor
Wayampi: Uluwu, Uluwusĩ
Palikúr: Makelewëm
Polish: kondor królewski
Portuguese: corvo-branco, urubitinga, urubu-branco, Urubu-rei, urubu-tinga
Portuguese (Brazil): corvo-branco, urubitinga, urubu-branco, Urubu-rei, urubu-tinga
Portuguese (Portugal): Urubu-rei
Russian: Королевский гриф
Slovak: kondor kráľovský
Slovenian: kraljevski jastreb
Serbian: Kraljevski lešinar
Sranan: Granmantingifowru
Swedish: Kungsgam
Turkish: Kral Akbaba
Ukrainian: Кондор королівський
Wayana: Kulum
Chinese: 王鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 王鷲

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