Tag: all of Cathartes

Olfactory sensitivity of the Tturkey vulture (Cathartes aura) to three carrion-associated odorants

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) Science Article 2 abstract The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is generally thought to rely on olfactory cues to locate carrion. Because vertically rising odorants are dispersed rapidly by wind turbulence, we predict that Turkey Vultures should be highly sensitive to these chemicals to detect them at foraging altitudes. STEVEN A. SMITH […]

Observations on Migratory Turkey Vultures and Lesser Yellow-headed Vultures in Northern Colombia

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) Science Article 1 abstract Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) breed from southern Canada to Tierra del Fuego, while Lesser Yellowheaded Vultures (Cathartes burrovianus) occur from M xico through Central America to northern Argentina and Uruguay (Meyer de Schauensee 1966).It has long been known that Turkey Vultures breeding in the northern parts of […]

Observations on Migratory Turkey Vultures and Lesser Yellow-headed Vultures in Northern Colombia

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) Science Article 1 abstract Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) breed from southern Canada to Tierra del Fuego, while Lesser Yellowheaded Vultures (Cathartes burrovianus) occur from M xico through Central America to northern Argentina and Uruguay (Meyer de Schauensee 1966).It has long been known that Turkey Vultures breeding in the northern parts of […]

OLFACTORY SENSITIVITY OF THE TURKEY VULTURE (CATHARTES AURA) TO THREE CARRION-ASSOCIATED ODORANTS

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) Science Article 2 abstract The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is generally thought to rely on olfactory cues to locate carrion. Because vertically rising odorants are dispersed rapidly by wind turbulence, we predict that Turkey Vultures should be highly sensitive to these chemicals to detect them at foraging altitudes. Olfactory thresholds to […]

Observations on Migratory Turkey Vultures and Lesser Yellow-headed Vultures in Northern Colombia

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus) Science Article 1 abstract Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) breed from southern Canada to Tierra del Fuego, while Lesser Yellowheaded Vultures (Cathartes burrovianus) occur from M xico through Central America to northern Argentina and Uruguay (Meyer de Schauensee 1966).It has long been known that Turkey Vultures breeding in the northern parts […]

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Cathartidae | [latin] Cathartes burrovianus | [authority] Cassin, 1845 | [UK] Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture | [FR] Urubu a tete jaune | [DE] Kleiner Gelbkopfgeier | [ES] Aura Sabanera | [NL] Kleine Geelkopgier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Cathartes burrovianus LA e Mexico to n Argentina Genus The genus Cathartes includes […]

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Cathartidae | [latin] Cathartes melambrotus | [authority] Wetmore, 1964 | [UK] Greater Yellow-headed Vulture | [FR] Grand Urubu | [DE] Grosser Gelbkopfgeier | [ES] Aura Selvatica | [NL] Grote Geelkopgier Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The genus Cathartes includes medium-sized to large carrion-feeding birds in the New World vulture (Cathartidae) family. The […]

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

[order] ACCIPITRIFORMES | [family] Cathartidae | [latin] Cathartes aura | [UK] Turkey Vulture | [FR] Urubu a tete rouge | [DE] Truthahngeier | [ES] Aura Gallipavo | [NL] Roodkopgier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Cathartes aura NA, LA widespread Cathartes aura aura w North America to Costa Rica, […]