Order: Cathartiformes | Family: Cathartidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Venezuela
Status: The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture is uncommon at the species primary habitat along the Amazon River and major tributaries. It is also known to occur in Southeast Peru in similar habitats. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Gallinazo de Cabeza Amarilla Menor.
Sub-species: Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus) Cassin, 1845.
Meaning of Name: Cathartes: Gr. kathartës, katharizö = cleaner to clean. burrovianus: in honor of Dr. Marmaduke Burrough an American physicist and consultant for the state of Vera Cruz in Mexico. A cleaner bird named after Dr. Marmaduke Burrough.
- Vultures in North, Central, and South America
- Buitres Americanos: Zopilotes, Gallinazos, Jotes y Condores (Spanish)
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.