New World vulture

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New World vultures
American Black Vultures on a cow carcass
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Cathartidae
Lafresnaye, 1839
Genera

Coragyps
Cathartes
Gymnogyps
Vultur
Sarcoramphus

The New World vulture are family Cathartidae. They have seven species in five genera, all but one of which are monotypic. It includes five vultures and two condors found in warm and temperate areas of the Americas.

Species[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. BirdLife International (2009a)
  2. BirdLife International (2009)