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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Species Date Locality Cathartidae Coragyps atratus Feb 2004 Contulmo, Biobio Region Falconidae Milvago Jul 2003 Canete, Biobio Region chimango M.
Not all vultures operate in the desert, nor are they all winged creatures of the Cathartidae family, identified by their dark plumage and naked head and neck.
Uso do habitat por urubus (Familia Cathartidae Lafresnaye, 1839) em areas urbanas e naturais em Manaus--Amazonas.
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).