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Central and South America

King Vulture

Unlike some vultures, king vultures have a poorly developed sense of smell. They watch for gatherings of other vultures to find food.

The king vulture has a more powerful beak than other New World vultures, so the weaker birds must sometimes wait for the king vulture to rip open a carcass before they can feed.

HABITATLowland tropical forests, savanna, and grassland near forests
DIETCarrion
LIFE Expectancy20-25 years

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