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Psychovultures in Skull Island: The Birth of Kong #1
Species Vultura Insanus
Wingspan 5-9 feet
Relations Leafwing (Subspecies)
Enemies Humans, King Kong
First appearance Skull Island: The Birth of Kong #1

The Psychovulture is an avian reptile kaiju that appears in the Legendary Comics miniseries Skull Island: The Birth of Kong.


The Psychovultures' scientific name, Vultura Insanus, comes from the word "vulture" and the Latin word insanus, meaning "crazy" or "insane."


Psychovultures resemble hairless bats, though they lack prominent ears or noses.


Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

The People who Came from the Sky

A swarm of Psychovultures attacked the V-22 Osprey transporting a Monarch team led by Aaron Brooks to Skull Island, with one striking the side of the aircraft with a bolt of electricity.

Valley of the Fallen Gods

After King Kong fought and killed a Sirenjaw, several Psychovultures and Death Jackals descended to feed on the carcass.

Kingdom Kong

A group of Psychovultures attacked Kong while he wondering through Skull Island. He used a large piece of wood and tricked a Psychovulture into using Electrical Blast on the wood. He used the now flaming piece of wood to shoo the Psychovultures.


  • Flight
  • Thermal vision
  • Electrical blast from mouth



  • Although the Leafwing is described as being a subspecies of the Psychovulture, the creatures' species names indicate that they belong to different genera entirely, with the Leafwing's genus being named as Icarus while the Psychovulture's genus is Vultura.

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