Order
Cathartiformes
Family
Cathartidae
Genus
Cathartes
 
HBW Alive
Version 1.0

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 - Turkey Vulture
 - Turkey Vulture (Northern)
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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

David Houston, Guy M. Kirwan, David Christie, and Jeffrey S. Marks
Version: 1.0 — Published February 23, 2017

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Recommended Citation

Houston, D., G. M. Kirwan, D. A. Christie, and J. S. Marks (2017). Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). In Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Retrieved from Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive: https://birdsoftheworld.org/hbw/species/turvul/1.0