Bird Families of the World

King Vulture

Vultures, new World are scavenging birds, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals without apparent ill effects. Bacteria in the food source, pathogenic to other vertebrates, dominate the vulture's gut flora, and vultures benefit from the bacterial breakdown of carrion tissue. Some species of New World vulture have a good sense of smell, whereas Old World vultures find carcasses exclusively by sight. A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of feathers.

The family is Cathartidae

There are 7 species placed in 5 genera

So far I have photographed 6 different species.

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Updated 03/06/2020


Vultur Photographed 1 specie of 1
Sarcoramphus Photographed 1 specie of 1
Coragyps Photographed 1 specie of 1
Cathartes Photographed 3 specie of 3