Category: Cathartidae

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 […]

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Cathartidae | [latin] Gymnogyps californianus | [authority] Shaw, 1898 | [UK] California Condor | [FR] Condor de Californie | [DE] Kalifornischer Kondor | [ES] Condor Californiano | [NL] Californische Condor Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the genus Gymnogyps are immense vultures, having long and broad wings; a short, broad tail, […]