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Turkey vulture

Cathartes aura Photo by Luis Leal (Trek Nature) Common name:turkey vulture (en); urubu-de-cabeça-vermelha (pt); urubu à tête rouge (fr); aura gallipavo (es); truthahngeier (de)Taxonomy:Order FalconiformesFamily CathartidaeRange:This species is found in most of the Americas, from southern Canada down to Tierra del Fuego, including the northern Caribbean islands down to Puerto Rico. The populations in Canada […]

California condor

Gymnogyps californianus Photo by Scott Page (Tree of Life) Common name: California condor (en); condor-da-California (pt); condor de Californie (fr); cóndor de California (es); Kalifornischer kondor (de) Taxonomy: Order Falconiformes Family Cathartidae Range: Historically this species was widespread in the south-eastern United States and along the Pacific coast, but it is currently confined to the […]