cathartidae meaning

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Noun: Cathartidae
  1. Condors; turkey buzzards; king vultures
    - family Cathartidae

Type of: bird family

Part of: Falconiformes, order Falconiformes

Encyclopedia: Cathartidae


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  1. The AOU's draft South American checklist places the Cathartidae in their own order, Cathartiformes.
  2. The order Falconiformes previously contained all diurnal birds of prey, including families Falconidae, Accipitridae, and Cathartidae.
  3. Although it is primarily a scavenger, feeding on carrion, this species belongs to the New World vulture family Cathartidae.
  4. ""'Gymnogyps amplus " "'is an extinct species of large New World vultures in the family Cathartidae.
  5. The Cathartidae are sometimes placed separately in an enlarged stork family ( Ciconiiformes ), and may be raised to an order of their own ( Cathartiiformes ).

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