Its scientific name is Cathartes burrovianus and it is known as the savannah vulture. It is found in Mexico, Central America, and South America. In Costa Rica, it lives in Rio Frio region, Palo Verde National Park and Peninsula of Osa. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture’s heft is 1 kg and its stature is 64 cm (25 inches).
Adults have an orange-yellow-headed with blue-violet crown and its plumage is black with a green sheen. Youngers have a dusty head with whitish nape. It travels alone and is rarely found in groups.