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Mini Vulture | Vulture Model | Toy Vulture | King Vulture Figurine - 2.76in. L x 4.17in. W x 2.87in. H - 1 Piece (sl100270)

$ 13.95
SKU sl-100270

This is a King Vulture figurine from Safari Ltd.(r). The King Vulture is a large bird found in Central and South America. Like all New World vultures, it is a scavenger that feeds mostly on carrion, and features a head mostly lacking in feathers to make it easier to keep clean as it feeds. The King Vulture is noteworthy for its striking, brightly colored head, which features vibrant hues like orange, red and yellow. Though it is the only member of its genus Sarcoramphus, the naturalist William Bartram described a very similar bird during his travels to Florida in the late 1700s. This bird, called the “Painted Vulture”, is not known from any other accounts, and it’s still unknown whether Bartram had encountered a Florida population of King Vultures, or a new species entirely. It’s also possible that he was mistaken, or made up the encounter, though the mystery of just what the “Painted Vulture” was continues to this day. King Vultures are known for their brightly colored, unfeathered heads. This particular mini vulture is in a hunched pose, perched on a rocky outcropping, with its wings spread. Scientifically accurate and hand-painted, this king vulture model is full of intricate details. This toy vulture is 2.76in. L x 4.17in. W x 2.87in. H and is non-toxic and BPA free. Sold as one piece per package.