family Cathartidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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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;.
falcinellus (Linnaeus), glossy ibis I R Family Ciconiidae (storks) Mycteria americana Linnaeus, wood stork S R Family Cathartidae (American vultures) Cathartes aura (Linnaeus), turkey vulture I C Coragyps atratus (Bechstein), black vulture S R Order Anseriformes (swans, geese, and ducks) Family Anatidae (swans, geese and ducks) Aix sponsa (Linnaeus), wood duck I C Anas acuta Linnaeus, northern pintail I O A.
The DNADNA hybridization tree is rooted with two outgroup taxa: Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture), representing the family Cathartidae, the New World vultures, and Plegadis falcinellus (Glossy Ibis), representing the family Threskiornithidae, the ibises and spoonbills.