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Greater Yellow-headed Vulture

Cathartes melambrotus Wetmore, 1964

The Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus), also known as the Forest Vulture, is a species of bird in the New World Vulture family Cathartidae. It was considered to be the same species as the Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture until they were split in 1964. It is found in South America in tropical moist lowland forests. It is a fairly large bird, with a wingspan of 166–178 cm (65–70 in), a weight of 1.65 kilograms (3.6 lb) and a body length of 64–75 cm (25–30 in). The body plumage is black, and the head and neck, which are featherless, range in color from deep yellow to pale orange. It lacks a syrinx, and its vocalizations are therefore limited to grunts or low hisses. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Cathartidae
Genus:
  Cathartes

Scientific:
  Cathartes melambrotus

Citation:
  Wetmore, 1964

Reference:
  Smiths.Misc.Coll. 146 no.6 p.15

Protonym:
  Cathartes melambrotus

Avibase ID:
  2432C7DDAC28B9EA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2432C7DD

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175270

Geographic range:

  • Cathartes melambrotus: Guianas and s Venezuela to n Bolivia and n Brazil
English:
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Czech:
kondor větší
German:
Großer Gelbkopfgeier
Danish:
Stor Gulhovedet Grib
Spanish:
Aura Selvática
Finnish:
amazoniankondori
French:
Grand Urubu
Italian:
Avvoltoio testagialla maggiore
Japanese:
ookigashirakondoru
Japanese:
オオキガシラコンドル
Dutch:
Grote Geelkopgier
Norwegian:
Skogkondor
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Skogkondor
Polish:
sepnik zóltoglowy
Portuguese:
Urubu-da-mata
Portuguese (Brazil):
Urubu-da-mata
Russian:
Большая желтоголовая катарта
Slovak:
kondor modrotemenný
Swedish:
skogsgam
Ukrainian:
Катарта лісова
Chinese:
大黄头美洲鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
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):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Grand Urubu ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Grand Urubu ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 1st edition:
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotos)
Clements 3rd edition:
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 4th edition:
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
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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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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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
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 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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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 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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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 4.2:
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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:
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
James Lee Peters:
Cathartes melambrotus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Cathartes melambrotus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
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):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cathartes melambrotus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cathartes melambrotus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Zopilot de selva
Carib: Sipaliuli
Czech: Kondor jihoamerický, kondor větší
Danish: Stor Gulhovedet Grib
German: Großer Gelbkopfgeier, GroßerGelbkopfgeier, Riesengelbkopfgeier
English: Forest Vulture, Forest Yellow-headed Vulture, Greater Yellow headed Vulture, Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
English (IOC): Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Spanish: Aura Selvática, Guala Amazónica, Jote Cabeza Amarilla Grande, Oripopo cabeza amarilla mayor, Zamuro Grande de Cabeza Amarilla
Spanish (Argentine): Jote Cabeza Amarilla Grande, Jote cola larga
Spanish (Colombia): Guala Amazónica
Spanish (Ecuador): Gallinazo Cabeciamarillo Mayor
Spanish (Spain): Aura Selvática
Spanish (HBW): Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Spanish (Peru): Gallinazo de Cabeza Amarilla Mayor
Spanish (Venezuela): Oripopo Cabeza Amarilla Mayor
Estonian: selvakondor
Finnish: Amazoniankondori
French: Grand Catharte, Grand Urubu, Grand Vautour à tête jaune
Guianese Creole French: Kòrbo-gran-bwa
Hebrew: קתרטס צהוב-ראש גדול
Hungarian: nagy sárgafejű keselyű
Italian: Avvoltoio maggiore dal capo giallo, Avvoltoio testagialla maggiore
Japanese: ookigashirakondoru
Japanese: オオキガシラコンドル
Scientific: Cathartes melambrotos, Cathartes melambrotus
Lithuanian: Didysis kalakutinis grifas
Dutch: Grote Geelkopgier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Skogkondor
Norwegian: Skogkondor
Wayampi: Tamũpi, Uluwupi
Polish: sepnik zóltoglowy, sępnik żółtogłowy
Portuguese: Urubu-da-mata
Portuguese (Brazil): Urubu-da-mata
Portuguese (Portugal): Urubu-da-mata
Russian: Большая желтоголовая катарта
Slovak: kondor modrotemenný, supovec modrotemenný
Serbian: Veliki žutoglavi lešinar
Sranan: Ger'edetingifowru
Swedish: skogsgam, Större gulhuvad gam
Turkish: Büyük Sarı Başlı Akbaba
Ukrainian: Катарта лісова
Chinese: 大黄头美洲鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 大黃頭美洲鷲

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