Vulture red-head, Guia de Fauna. RutaChile
Nombre Cientifico: aura
Length: 71 cm.
Head and neck of the naked, reddish color. Long tail. Wings translucent gray area. Rest of shiny black plumage. Yellow beak. Yellowish gray legs.
The Cote de colorda head or buzzard is a member of the Cathartidae family, that is, the vultures of the New World. Today this family is considered in the order Ciconiiformes, and not within the Falconiformes, where they belonged before. This is because morphogenetic clear differences like characteristics weak legs, long beak, among others. Like all representatives of his family, the red-head advantage Jote While updrafts. It is a scavenger, and can not afford to spend energy looking as unpredictable as carrion resource. To look for food, in addition to planning and travel long distances to "low price" looking with his keen nose (unlike the Jote, which makes the view) remains of dead animals such as sea lions on the coast, foxes, guanacos , hares and rabbits. Also, when it finds food in large quantities, as it could be a dead bovine plans in circles on the remains, warning other individuals of the great feast to come.
Nestles in hills, logs, brush, where it deposits two eggs.
Countries where lives Jote de cabeza colorada