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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) <!--칠면조수리--> in soaring
Subject: Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in soaring
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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in soaring

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Title: Turkey Vulture
Alternative Title: Cathartes aura
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: WO-Lee Karney-4784
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Audience: (general)
Subject: Karney, Raptors, Birds, Scavengers

Description Abstract: Small, unfeathered head and hooked bill aid these scavengers in consuming carrion. Their weak talons are ill suited for grasping live prey. Vultures do not build nests, but lay their eggs in a sheltered spot; cliff ledge or cave, hollow log, or abandoned building, Flocks often roost together at night.

Date: March 26 2004

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura, also known in North America as the Turkey Buzzard, is a large bird found in the Americas. It is the commonest New World vulture, one of three species in the genus Cathartes, and in the family Cathartidae. It is found in open and semi-open areas, such as subtropical forests, shrublands, pastures, and deserts, from southern Canada to southern South America.
Scientific Name: Cathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names: Turkey Vulture, Turkey Buzzard, Buzzard
French: Urubu à tête rouge German: Truthahngeier Spanish: Aura gallipavo, Zopilote aura
Taxonomy: Vultur aura Linnaeus, 1758, Veracruz, Mexico.

Turkey vulture
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