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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Accipitriformes — New World vultures.


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Cathartes +‎ -idae


  • New World vultures ~ The New World vultures and condors found in warm and temperate areas of the Americas are not closely related to the superficially similar Accipitridae, but belong in the family Cathartidae, which is quite close to the storks.

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  • Vulture: large birds of prey of the New World family Cathartidae or of the Old World family Accipitridae, characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion.

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  • American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the ...

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  • Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur.

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  • Cathartidae -- the taxonomic family the condor, like the smaller turkey vulture, belongs to -- means purifier.

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  • (Old-World vultures; New-World vultures, by the way, are in another family, Cathartidae), Machaerhamphinae (the African bat hawk), and Pandioninae (the osprey).

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