Cathartes aura

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Noun1.Cathartes aura - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United StatesCathartes aura - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Cathartes, genus Cathartes - type genus of the Cathartidae: turkey vultures
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Abstract.--Observations were made of foraging lesser yellow-headed vultures (Cathartes burrovianus), turkey vultures (Cathartes aura), and black vultures (Coragyps atratus) 9-30 May 1983 near Crooked Tree village at Crooked Tree Lagoon (N 17[degrees] 50' 25" W 88[degrees] 31' 25"), 55 km northwest of Belize City, Belize, Central America.
Seis especies fueron las mas comunmente observadas y con los valores mayores de indice de importancia relativa (IIR); estas fueron en orden decreciente, el Zopilote aura (Cathartes aura Linnaeus, 1578; 297 registros y 34.23 IIR), el Gavilan pescador (Pandion haliaetus Linnaeus, 1578; 162 y 19.82), el Zopilote comun (Coragyps atratus Bechstein, 1793; 154 y 16.64), el Aguililla negra menor (Buteogallus anthracinus Deppe, 1830; 81 y 9.34), el Gavilan caracolero (R.
Abstract: Because of concern over risks to the health of avian communities on the Washington and Oregon coasts, the nonprofit Coastal Raptors and other partners initiated a study where, to date, Coastal Raptors has live-captured and sampled 27 bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), 27 turkey vultures (Cathartes aura), and 6 common ravens (Corvus corax) for contaminants and disease study.
Las especies mas abundantes en la zona de estudio fueron: Cathartes aura, Progne tapera, Charadrius wilsonia, Quiscalus mexicanus y Egretta thula (Tabla 2).
expansa eggs and hatchlings are the black-headed vulture (Coragyps atratus), the red-headed vulture (Cathartes aura), the lesser yellow-headed vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), the carcara plancus (Polyborusplancus), the yellow-headed caracara (Mivalgo chimachima), the jabiru stork (Jabiru mycteria), the wood stork (Mycteria americana), the maguari stork (Ciconia maguari) and the great white egret (Casmerodius albus) (Salera Junior et al., 2009).
Their genus name, Cathartes aura, means "purifier," and the scavenger is nature's ultimate recycler.
Nomen est omen: the Latin name for "'buzzard," cathartes aura, ends "Sillyhow Stride," evoking both the ends of classical tragedy and the sickbed catheter.
Delving deeply into the details of birds ranging from the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), the Red-Eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), and the Mourning Dove (Zenaida macoura), to the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), and forty-five others, Fifty Common Birds Of The Upper Midwest provides readers with a remarkable coverage of the birds routinely observed in the multistate area.