New World vulture


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Noun1.New World vulture - 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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Although it is not exclusive to the high mountain, there is another noteworthy New World vulture, the king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa).
Chapters are: systematic list of Old World vultures: the griffons; systematic list of Old World vultures: huge and small non-griffons; systematic list of New World vultures; the biological evolution of vultures; vultures, facultative scavengers and predators; climate, landscapes and vultures; vultures, cultural landscapes and environmental change; vultures, chemicals and diseases; vultures in social history and conservation; the future of vultures: conclusions and summary.
Most of what became the guide to breeding in captivity was amassed by "proxy" since most species of new world vultures (like the common turkey vulture) present similar behaviors.