Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

  • Order: Cathartiformes
  • Family: Cathartidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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Riba-Hernández, L., M. Akresh, D.A. Martínez, and W. Hernández. 2012. A nocturnal flight record of Swainson's Hawks (Buteo swainsoni) and Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) during fall migration in Costa Rica. Journal of Raptor Research 46: 234-235.

Villegas-Patraca, R., S.A. Cabrera-Cruz, and L. Herrera-Alsina. 2014. Soaring migratory birds avoid wind farm in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, southern Mexico. PLoS ONE 9 (3): e92462.

Recommended Citation

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/turvul