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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Ciconiiformes
Family:
  Cathartidae

Scientific:
  Cathartes aura
Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Protonym:
  Vultur aura

Avibase ID:
  36B3872DAFE1EC1C

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175265

Geographic range:

  • Cathartes aura [aura or meridionalis]: W North America south to Costa Rica; Greater Antilles
  • Cathartes aura septentrionalis: E North America
  • Cathartes aura ruficollis: Central America and lowlands of South America; Trinidad
  • Cathartes aura [jota or falklandicus]: Pacific coast of Ecuador to Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Islands
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Turkey Vulture
Czech:
  kondor krocanovitý
German:
  Truthahngeier
Danish:
  Kalkungrib
Spanish:
  Aura Gallipavo
Finnish:
  kalkkunakondori
French:
  Urubu à tête rouge
Italian:
  Avvoltoio collorosso
Japanese:
  himekondoru
Japanese:
  ヒメコンドル
Dutch:
  Roodkopgier
Norwegian:
  Kalkunkondor
Polish:
  sępnik różowogłowy
Portuguese:
  Urubu-de-cabeca-vermelha
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Urubu-de-cabeça-vermelha
Russian:
  Гриф-индейка
Slovak:
  kondor morkovitý
Swedish:
  Kalkongam
Chinese:
  红头美洲鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Urubu à tête rouge ( Cathartes aura)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Urubu à tête rouge ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 1st edition:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 4th edition:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 6th edition:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
eBird version 1.50:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
eBird version 1.52:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
eBird version 1.53:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
eBird version 1.54:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Turkey-Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
James Lee Peters:
    Cathartes aura
James Lee Peters (original):
    Cathartes aura
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Cathartes aura
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cathartes aura

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Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Belarusian: Канюк-мышалоў
Bulgarian: Пуйков лешояд
Czech: Kondor krocanovitý
Danish: Kalkungrib
German: Truthahngeiegr, Truthahngeier
English: Buzzard, Turkey Buzzard, Turkey Vulture, Turkey-Vulture
Spanish: Aura, Aura Cabecirroja, Aura Común, Aura Gallipavo, Aura Gallpavo, Aura Tiñosa, Cuervo Cabeza Roja, Cute, Guala Cabecirroja, Jote cabeza colorada, Jote de cabeza colorada, Oripopo cabeza colorada, Zamuro de Cabeza Roja, Zopilote Aura, Zopilote Cabecirrojo
Spanish (Argentine): Jote cabeza colorada
Spanish (Chile): Jote de cabeza colorada
Spanish (Colombia): Guala Cabecirroja
Spanish (Costa Rica): Zopilote cabecirrojo
Spanish (Cuba): Aura Tiñosa
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Aura, Aura Tiñosa
Spanish (Honduras): Cute
Spanish (Mexico): Aura Cabecirroja, Aura Común, zopilote aura
Spanish (Nicaragua): Zopilote Cabecirrojo
Spanish (Paraguay): Cuervo cabeza roja
Spanish (Uruguay): Cuervo Cabeza Roja
Spanish (Venezuela): Oripopo
Estonian: kalkunkondor
Basque: Zapelatz arrunta
Finnish: Kalkkunakondori
Faroese: Músvákur
French: Catharte aura, Urubu à tête rouge, Vautour à tête rouge
Irish: Bultúr turcach
Galician: Miñato
Guarani: Yryvu akâ virâi
Manx: Shirragh
Haitian Creole French: Malfini karanklou
Hebrew: עקב חורף, קתרטס תרנגולי
Hungarian: pulykakeselyű
Italian: Avvoltoio collorosso, Avvoltoio dal collo rosso, Avvoltoio tacchino
Japanese: himekondoru
Japanese: ヒメコンドル
Latin: Cathartes aura
Lithuanian: Kurkinis grifas, Paprastasis suopis
Dutch: Kalkoengier, Roodkopgier
Norwegian: Kalkunkondor, Musvåk, Ormhauk, Skjorvengje, Vasspip
Polish: sepnik rózowoglowy, sępnik różowogłowy, Urubu różowogłowy
Portuguese: camiranga, corvo-de-cabeça-vermelha, gereba, urubu-caçador, urubu-campeiro, Urubu-de-cabeca-vermelha, urubu-de-cabeça-vermelha, urubu-gereba, urubu-ministro, urubu-peba, urubu-perú, urubu-rei, xem-xem
Portuguese (Brazil): camiranga, corvo-de-cabeça-vermelha, gereba, urubu-caçador, urubu-campeiro, Urubu-de-cabeça-vermelha, urubu-gereba, urubu-ministro, urubu-peba, urubu-perú, urubu-rei, xem-xem
Russian: Гриф-индейка, катарта-индейка
Slovak: Kondor morkovitý, Myšiak hôrny, Myšiak lesný, supovec morkovitý
Slovenian: puranji jastreb
Albanian: Huta
Swedish: Kalkongam
Turkish: Hindi Akbabası, Şahin
Chinese: 红头美洲鹫

 

         

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