Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura



The Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura, is a bird found throughout most of the Americas. It’s also known in some North American regions as the Turkey Buzzard, and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John Crow or Carrion Crow. One of three species in the genus Cathartes, in the family Cathartidae, the Turkey Vulture is the most widespread of the New World vultures, ranging from southern Canada to the tip of South America.

Factsheet: Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura (LC)

 

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