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Zopilote Rey | by Travis S.
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Zopilote Rey

Zopilote in Nahuatl means "vulture", making this a King Vulture. These birds range from southern Mexico down to northern Argentina. It's skin color, most notably around its head, can be anywhere from red, yellow, orange, black, purple, to blue.

 

Vultures are common in ancient codices.

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Taken on December 30, 2008