Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)  
Genus: Cathartes (3 species, 3 worldwide)


Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura septentrionalis)
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA  
   

Larger than the Black Vulture, and uses scent to find carrion.

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus)
Pousada Rio Claro, Pantanal, Brazil  
   

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
   

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus)
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
   

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus)
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
   


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