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Noun1.cathartid - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
vulture - any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
Cathartidae, family Cathartidae - condors; turkey buzzards; king vultures
buzzard, Cathartes aura, turkey buzzard, turkey vulture - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
condor - the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere
black vulture, carrion crow, Coragyps atratus - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard
king vulture, Sarcorhamphus papa - large black-and-white vulture of South America and Central America; have colorful wattles and wartlike protuberances on head and neck
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Cases of lead poisoning in raptor and cathartid species are frequently complicated by crop stasis.
There have been no comprehensive studies published on other cathartid vultures for additional comparisons of differences in molt in the Cathartidae.
The Turkey Vulture and all other cathartids are carrion eaters with adaptations such as a bald head and hooked beak for processing carcasses (Hertel 1994).