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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.
It got this name because when it reaches a corpse, the other cathartid vultures immediately make space for it.
The posterior turbinal is most extensive in taxa with a well-developed olfactory sense, such as some cathartid vultures (Bang 1964), tube-nosed birds (Wood Jones 1937a,b; Bang 1966; Wenzel 1986), and kiwis (Matthes 1934; Portmann 1961).