Cathartes aura

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a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States

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The ranges of lesser yellow-headed vulture, black vulture Coragyps atratus, and turkey vulture Cathartes aura overlap in Central America; however, their preferred habitats often preclude feeding together at carcasses (Howell & Webb 1995).
Number of vultures in arrival order at carcass and elapsed time (min) for yellow-headed vultures (Cathartes burrovianus), turkey vultures (Cathartes aura), and black vultures (Coragyps atratus) during 21 gatherings at a feeding site near Crooked Tree Village, Belize from 9-30 May 1983.
Las tres especies ampliamente distribuidas en tiempo y espacio correspondieron a aves necrofagas (Cathartes aura y Coragyps atratus) y al Gavilan pescador (Pandion haliaetus) y son las que presentaron los indices de importancia relativa mas altos.
The nonprofit organization Coastal Raptors (Hoquiam, WA) and other partners have been engaged in a multiyear study to examine the health of 3 avian scavengers-the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), and common raven (Corvus corax)--on coastal beaches in Washington and Oregon, USA.
La cobertura M presento una mayor riqueza de aves en comparacion con P No obstante, los frecuentes registros del buitre Cathartes aura durante el presente estudio se pueden relacionar con la abundancia de basura en el sector y la falta de Planes de Gestion Integral de Residuos Solidos (PGIRS) (CRA, 2002; INVEMAR, 2005; COHENBALLESTEROS et al., 2013), ademas este organismo es de habitos carroneros y frecuenta estas zonas para buscar alimento.
ff Muldoon is able almost playfully to return to the rhymes of "Incantata" (arragh, gone) by ending "Sillyhow Stride" with "Whiskey a Go Go" and "cathartes aura," then we ourselves might loosen up and perhaps begin to recognize, in that elegy, a rhyme scheme that creates a loose, internal revival of endwords, suitable for a poem that ends with neither a rough beast nor a shy one but a man, one who drags "a full-length cross//along 42nd Street." To "cut" and "cotta," we might even venture to append "coda."
Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) and black vulture (Coragyps atratus) populations have increased at annual rates of 3.4% and 2.3%, respectively, in eastern North America, 1966-2000 (Sauer and others 2001).
Celebrate the return of this imposing raptor, Cathartes aura, at Buzzard Day in Makoshika State Park, an 11,532-acre park near Glendive.
By day they search for carrion over enormous areas, and are often guided by the movements of other smaller carrion-eating birds, such as the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), or by those of birds of prey, such as the crested caracara (Polyborus plancus).
Se ha documentado que el caracara comun Caracara cheriway (Famila Falconidae, peso 1050-1300 g) roba alimento de manera eficaz tanto a sus congeneres como a distintas especies rapaces tales como el zopilote aura (Cathartes aura, peso 1900-2000 g), gavilan pescador (Pandion haliaetus, peso 1400-2000 g), gavilan rastrero (Circus cyaneus, peso 300-750 g), halcon de Harris o aguillla rojinegra (Parabuteo unicinctus, peso 515-1630 g) y aguililla cola roja (Buteo jamaicensis, peso 690-1460 g) (Bent 1938, Glazener 1964, Hamilton 1981, Rodriguez-Estrella & Rivera-Rodriguez 1992, Morrison 1996 McNair et al.
Species 1995 1996 1 -- Nycticorax violaceus -- 1(0.28) 2 -- Cathartes aura 8(2.46) 10(2.88) 3 -- Buteo jamaicensis 2(0.61) 1(0.28) 4 -- Falco sparverius -- 2(0.57) 5 -- Callipepla squamata 15(4.61) 4(1.15) 6 -- Zenaida macroura 23(7.07) 16(4.61) 7 -- Bubo virginianus 1(0.30) -- 8 -- Chordeiles acutipennis 26(8.00) 17(4.89) 9 -- Archilochus alexandri 3(0.92) 3(0.82) 10 -- Picoides scalaris 3(0.92) 11(3.17) 11 -- Empidonax minimus -- 2(0.57) 12 -- E.
En este estudio se hallaron restos de cuatro auras (Cathartes aura) dentro de un nido de aguila real reproductivamente activo.
In earlier work, we dosed turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) with lead shot but found them to be a poor model for lead poisoning.
The majority of cases consisted of 4 species: red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis; 47%), red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus; 14%), turkey vulture (Cathartes aura; 10%), and bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus; 8%).