Cathartidae – New World Vultures

Cathartes Aura – Turkey Vulture

The turkey vulture, Cathartes aura in Latin, commonly known as the turkey buzzard (or simply buzzard) in North America, and the John crow or carrion crow in the Caribbean, is the most common New World vulture. The turkey vulture is one of three species in the genus Cathartes in the family Cathartidae. It lives in […]

Coragyps Atratus – Black Vulture

The American black vulture, Coragyps atratus is a New World vulture whose range spans from the northeastern United States through Peru, Central Chile, and Uruguay. Its range is slightly less than that of its buddy, the turkey vulture, which breeds deep into Canada and south to Tierra del Fuego. It is the sole living member […]

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