New World vulture

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New World vultures
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Black Vultures


American Black Vultures on a cow carcass
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Cathartidae
Genera

Cathartes
Coragyps
Gymnogyps
Sarcorhamphus

The New World vulture family Cathartidae contains seven species found in North and South America. It includes five vultures and two condors.

New World vultures are not closely related to Old World vultures or other diurnal raptors, which are often classified in different orders. They resemble Old World vultures because of convergent evolution.

The five species of vulture are:

The Condors are

There is some debate over the scientific names of the Condors.da:Amerikanske gribbe og kondorer de:Neuweltgeier es:Cathartidae fr:Cathartidae nl:Cathartidae pl:Kondorowate

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