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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (27)
  • Subspecies (4)
David A. Kirk and Michael J. Mossman
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated January 1, 1998

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Recommended Citation

Kirk, D. A. and M. J. Mossman (2020). Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole and F. B. Gill, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.turvul.01