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Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Cathartes melambrotus Wetmore, 1964
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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
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  sepnik zóltoglowy
Portuguese:
  Urubu-da-mata
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Urubu-da-mata
Russian:
  Большая желтоголовая катарта
Slovak:
  kondor modrotemenný
Swedish:
  skogsgam
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):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   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):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 6th edition:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements, version 2015:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements, version 2016:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements, version 2017:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Clements, version 2018:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 1.50:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 1.52:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 1.53:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 1.54:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 1.55:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 2015:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 2016:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 2017:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
eBird version 2018:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
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:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
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:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
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):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Greater Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes melambrotus)
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
   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
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 (Spain): Aura Selvática
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
Latin: Cathartes melambrotos, Cathartes melambrotus
Lithuanian: Didysis kalakutinis grifas
Dutch: Grote Geelkopgier
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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