English Name Turkey Vulture
Scientific Name Cathartes aura
German Name Truthahngeier
Spanish Name Aura Gallipavo
French Name Urubu à tête rouge
 
Turkey Vulture
     
Peters Family Name CATHARTIDAE:American Vultures Order 422.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name CICONIIDAE(Cathartinae):New World Vultures Order 3856.0
Gill Family Name CATHARTIDAE:New World Vultures Order 888.0
New 2013 Family Name CATHARTIDAE:New World Vultures Order 428.0
 
English Synonyms
Synonyms
!(ctd): et l'agriculture,pp57(in key),66.Type,by monotypy,Coragyps urubu "Isid.Geoffroy" =  Vultur urubu Vieillot,1807 = Vultur atratus Bechstein,1793.
Authority (Linnaeus 1758)
Habitat forest,grasslands,desert,open country;lowlands-3900m
Breeding "Egg-laying in Mar in Florida,May-Jun further N;Feb-Apr in Panama; Dec-Mar in Cuba." (HBW,2,p.39)
Movement