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Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Accipitriformes »  family Cathartidae - American vultures

Scientific synonyms

Catharactes aura
Catharista aura
Vultur aura

IUCN category:Least Concern

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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Cathartes aura aura (Linnaeus, 1758) - Western Turkey Vulture
subspecies Cathartes aura jota (Molina, 1782)
subspecies Cathartes aura ruficollis Spix, 1824 - South American Turkey Vulture
subspecies Cathartes aura septentrionalis Wied-Neuwied, 1839 - Eastern Turkey Vulture

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [http://checklist.aou.org/], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Cathartes aura]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 5.1 [3818]

Bird Life [http://www.birdlife.org] [as Cathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Remsen J. V. Jr., Cadena C. D., Jaramillo A., Nores M., Pacheco J. F., Pérez-Emán J., Robbins M. B., Stiles F. G., Stotz D. F. and Zimmer K. J. (2002-2013): Classification of the bird species of South America 17 March 2013 [http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBa...], American Ornithologists' Union [as Cathartes aura]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 3.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Cathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 April 2013
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Cathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Fenneman J. (2007): British Columbia Bird Checklist [as Cathartes aura]
Data retrieved on: 25 January 2009
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementsche...], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Cathartes aura]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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