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   Peruvian Birds

Vulture real
Vulture real

Scientific Name
Sarcoramphus papa

Family
gallinazos

Distribution
Reserva Nacional de Pacaya-Samiria, Parque Nacional del Río Abiseo and Parque Nacional del Manu..

Details
It is a large predatory bird. Has a short and wide tail, with wide wings that when they reach 5 or 6 years of age are black and white, and the only bird in Peru with such parts being whitte. Measuring between 80 and 95 centímeters (31.5-37.5 inches), and having wingspans of 1.8 to 1.9 meters (71-75 inches). Their principle diet is of diead animals, such as crocodiles, large fish and others. They make their nests in hgih trees or in the base of hollowed out or indented trees.


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