Cathartidae


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Cathartidae

[kə′thär·də‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The New World vultures, a family of large, diurnal predatory birds in the order Falconiformes that lack a voice and have slightly webbed feet.
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Candidate sister groups include the ibises and spoonbills (Threskiornithidae), a widespread group of colonially nesting, wading birds; the Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), an African species with solitary habits; and the New World vultures (Cathartidae), scavengers that nest as single pairs.
Birds that utilize forest into which chickens roam and that have ecologic behaviors that might put them at risk of coming into contact with poultry and poultry feces include ground birds (or those that spend a significant amount of time on the ground), such as Tynamidae (tinamous), Columbidae (pigeons and doves), Thamnophilidae (antbirds, antshrikes), Caprimulgidae (nightjars and nighthawks), Furnariidae (foliage gleaners and leaf tossers), Formicaridae (antpittas), Emberizidae (finches and grassquits), or Turdidae (thrushes), and birds that might either consume chickens or aggregate near foodstuff consumed by chickens, such as Cathartidae (vultures), some members of Accipitridae and Falconidae (hawks, eagles, falcons), Cracidae (guans), and Odontophoridae (quails).
falcinellus (Linnaeus), glossy ibis I R Family Ciconiidae (storks) Mycteria americana Linnaeus, wood stork S R Family Cathartidae (American vultures) Cathartes aura (Linnaeus), turkey vulture I C Coragyps atratus (Bechstein), black vulture S R Order Anseriformes (swans, geese, and ducks) Family Anatidae (swans, geese and ducks) Aix sponsa (Linnaeus), wood duck I C Anas acuta Linnaeus, northern pintail I O A.
En cuanto a las aves, el tercer grupo con incidencia en los atropellos, la mayor parte de los registros se concentraron en las familias Phasianidae, Thraupidae (Figura 2c) y Cathartidae con un porcentaje de atropellos de 17,2%, 10,7% y 10,2% respectivamente; se identificaron 19 especies, de las cuales Gallus gallus, Coragyps atratus y Thraupis episcopus fueron las mas afectadas (Tabla 1).
Pese a lo anterior, hay registros de leucismo y albinismo para un gran numero de especies de aves de al menos 75 familias de Norte America incluidas especies de las familias: Anatidae, Procellariidae, Cathartidae, Accipitridae, Columbidae, Corvidae, Mimidae, entre otras (Gross 1965, Jehl 1985, van Grouw 2006, Tinajero & Rodriguez-Estrella 2010, Contreras & Ruiz-Campos 2011).
(%) Biomasa (1) Leporidae 23 33.33% 83.87% Sciuridae 1 1.45% 2.04% Mephitidae 1 1.45% 5.82% Cricetidae 6 8.70% 1.93% Heteromydae 35 50.72% 3.94% Geomydae 1 1.45% 0.24% Tytonidae 2 2.90% 2.17% Cathartidae 0 0.00% 0.00% Columbidae 0 0.00% 0.00% Charadridae 0 0.00% 0.00% Squamata 0 0.00% 0.00% 69 100% 100.00% Territorios activos (7) n F.R.
En tal sentido y, como se indicara en trabajos previos (Richard, 2006), dichas especies para ecosistemas terrestres son, entre los mamiferos, los felidos y canidos y, entre las aves, los Falconidae, Cathartidae y Accipitridae, principalmente.