Feb 4, 2013

What’s in a Face? -- South American king vulture

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is an old saying. This face may look very strange - or even ugly - to you. But you can bet that this animal is handsome to others of its kind.

An orange beak helps make the South American king vulture a strikingly colorful bird. Unlike many other birds of prey, these vultures are thought to find their prey more by smell than sight. (Grolier Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia)