King Vulture

Original Art

Infographic


  • Class: Aves

  • Order: Cathartiformes

  • Family: Cathartidae

  • Genus: Sarcoramphus

  • Species: S. papa

    ARTIST'S NOTES

    This illustration of a King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) was completed on January 10, 2018. This drawing is based on a photograph I took at the Los Angeles Zoo in 2016. Though I have seen the species plenty of times in the wild, I have never obtained photographs of a wild bird.   

    INFORMATION ABOUT KING VULTURE

    The King Vulture is more brightly-colored than most vultures, with predominately white body plumage and brightly-colored waddles on its head. Like other new world vultures, it is a scavenger feeding mostly on already-dead animals. They range from southern Mexico south central South America. This species was revered by the Maya, and is depicted quite often in archaeological finds.

    ORIGINAL IMAGE SIZE

    Vector drawing (infinitely scaleable)

    MATERIALS

    Vector image drawn in Affinity Designer