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Vultures, New World

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Turkey, Black, and King Vultures, found in North and South America, comprise the group called New World Vultures. They are related to the California and Andean Condors.

Information found in this category includes taxonomy, physical characteristics, similarities and differences, diet, feeding habits, reproduction, parenting, distribution, threats, and conservation.
  • Animal Diversity: Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

    Details from the University of Michigan look at physical appearance, family units, breeding and parenting, range, biomes, diet, and status.

  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: Vultures

    Information on Black and Turkey Vultures covers flight, senses, range, similarities, characteristics, hunting behaviors, and defenses.

  • Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

    Features of this raptor include classification, length and weight, name derivation, coloration, activity, range, breeding, and food habits.

  • King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)

    Animal Diversity Web combines photographs and taxonomic table with size and appearance, social groups, breeding, parenting, range, habitat, diet, threats, and conservation.

  • Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

    Brief article from covers size and appearance, nesting and wintering locations, nest, flight, and diet.

  • Turkey-vulture (Cathartes aura)

    Contains distribution, biomes, appearance, mating ritual, parenting, lifespan, migration, food habits, and predators. From Animal Diversity Web.

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