The king vulture is one of the largest and most colourful of the new world vultures. They are mainly solitary and can be distinguished by their red, yellow, and bluish head and neck. Their eyes are white with red eye-rings and their body is buff above and white below.
The king vulture has a thick, strong beak which is well adapted for tearing and ripping meat as well as long, thick talons for holding on to carcasses.
They are a new world vulture, that will soar high in the sky is search of other species of vultures whom they will follow to a carcass.