Nonnatives - King Vulture

King Vulture - Sarcoramphus papa

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1957

Extirpated year: 1988

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Ranges from Mexico to Argentina. There might have also been a population in Florida in the 1700s (Stevenson and Anderson 1994).


County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Monroe 1957 1958 Not reported breeding Single bird escape
Orange 1988 1988 Not reported breeding Single bird escape


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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