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Noun1.Cathartidae - condors; turkey buzzards; king vultures
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Falconiformes, order Falconiformes - chiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe: falcons; hawks; eagles; ospreys; caracaras; vultures
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Cathartes, genus Cathartes - type genus of the Cathartidae: turkey vultures
genus Vultur, Vultur - a bird that is usually restricted to the Andean condor
genus Gymnogyps, Gymnogyps - containing solely the California condor
Coragyps, genus Coragyps - a genus of Cathartidae
genus Sarcorhamphus, Sarcorhamphus - usually containing only the king vulture
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These interactions occurred among 12 raptor species, mainly in Accipitridae (n = 7) and to a lesser extent in Falconidae (n = 3), Cathartidae (n =1), and Strigidae (n = 1).
Residency Vcgetational association ORDER FALCOMI ORMliS FAMILY CATHARTIDAE Cathartes aura (Zopilote aura: 1 7 Turkey Vulture) FAMILY ACCIPITRIDAE Accipiter cooperi; (Gavilan de 3 Cooper - Cooper's Hawk) Parabuteo unicinctus; (Agulilla 1 5 rojinegra - Harris's Hawk) Buteo jamaicensi;.
Turkey vultures belong to the falconiform cathartidae group and widely inhabit North and South America, from southern Canada through to the Falkland Islands.