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  MONOPHYLY OF THE FALCONIFORMES BASED ON SYRINGEAL MORPHOLOGY
III Cathartidae Accipitrinae I Pandioninae Falconidae Sagittariidae Stresemann and Amadon 1979 Cathartidae Accipitrinae Falconinae Pandionidae Strigidae Sagittariidae Cracraft 1981 Cathartidae Ciconiidae Accipitridae Pandionidae Sagittariidae Falconidae Sibley and Ahlquist 1990 Fig.
The curvature of the pelvic girdle is described by Ligon as having a slight angle above the antitrochanter in the Ciconi- idae and Cathartidae, and a 45 ø angle in the Accipitridae.
Similarly, the lo- cation of the anterior iliac crest is intermediate in the Cathartidae compared to the other two families, as is the crossing of the coracoidal sul- ci, the shape of the ilioischiatic fenestra, and the angle at which the bicipital crest joins the humeral shaft.
elibrary.unm.edu /sora/Auk/v111n04/p0787-p0805.html   (15045 words)

  
 Falconiformes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, in Europe, it has become common to split the order into two: the falcons and caracaras remain in the order Falconiformes (about 60 species in 4 groups), while the remaining 220-odd species (including the Accipitridae—eagles, hawks, and many others) are placed in the separate order Accipitriformes.
The American Ornithologist's Union leaves Falconidae and Accipitridae in Falconiformes, but places the New World vultures (family Cathartidae) with the storks in Ciconiiformes following the influential Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, in which all the raptors are placed into Ciconiiformes, but the Cathartids are considered to be outside the lineage that includes other raptors.
The idea that Falconiformes should be divided into many orders, is because of the suggestion that the order may not share a single lineage that is exclusive of other birds, and the most controversial suggestion is that Cathartidae are not Falconiformes but are related to the storks, in the separate order, Ciconiiformes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Falconiformes   (381 words)

  
 ADW: Sarcoramphus papa: Information
Most birds of prey carry their food to their young in their claws, but New World Vultures (family Cathartidae) have a large crop that enables them to carry quite a bit of food in the gut.
King vultures, as well as all vultures in the family Cathartidae, lack a voice box (a syrinx and the muscles that make it work).
Even though king vultures and other New World vultures (family Cathartidae) look like Old World vultures (family Accipitridae), it is believed that New World vultures are actually descendents of storks.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Sarcoramphus_papa.html   (1454 words)

  
 * Vulture - (Bird): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vultures are divided into two groups: Old World vultures (family Accipitridae, 15 species) and New World (American) vultures (the voiceless, hissing family Cathartidae, 6 species, including the California Condor and the Turkey Vulture)...
*Cathartidae species are now officially considered Ciconiiformes according to the AOU Checklist, 1998, 7th Ed...
The Vulture Study Group and the Endangered Wildlife Trust have begun a programme to breed vultures in captivity, with the aim of eventually releasing these birds in the wild...
www.bestknows.com /bird/vulture.html   (826 words)

  
 bird1
In the United States there are five families of birds represented in the Ciconiiformes order, the long-legged wading birds: Ardeidae, Ciconiidae, Phoenicopteridae, Threskiornithidae, and Cathartidae.
The family of Cathartidae which includes vultures and the California Condor has only been put in the order, Ciconiformes since approximately 1999.
Previously it had been in the order Falconiformes with the hawks, eagles, etc. With the exception of the Cathartidae family this order of birds generally have long legs and long beaks which allow them to hunt for food in a variety of habitats.
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 Encyclopedia: Bird migration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Orders Accipitriformes Cathartidae Pandionidae Accipitridae Sagittariidae Falconiformes Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds.
A Nubian Vulture Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals.
Commoner species, such as the Honey Buzzard, can be counted in hundreds of thousands in autumn.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/bird-migration   (4916 words)

  
 * Condor - (Animals): Definition
The California condor is classified as a member of the order Falconiformes (Eagles, hawks, and vultures) and is a member of the family Cathartidae.
It includes about 275 species of birds in about five families, grouped into three suborders: Cathartidae include the New World vultures, such as the condors; Acciptridae are the Old World vultures, eagles, and hawks; and Falconidae are the falcons...
The California Condor, now almost extinct, is the third member of the Cathartidae Family, referred...
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 The Marmot's (Final) Hole: 'Hot Patriotic Winds' and 'Minjok'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Brian over at Cathartidae and Scott over at hardyandtiny in seoul comment on this Chosun Ilbo piece on the "Hot Patriotic Wind" that is sweeping Korea in the wake of two blockbuster films and the Lee Seung-yeon travesty.
This series of incidents, which have become the hot issues of the day, have awakened young Koreans to our history and the pain our race has endured, and is instilling racial consciousness in the minds of youth.
All this has also made me reflect my earliest reaction; one doesn't need to be an anthro in an academic environment but it surely helps in developing wariness towards the race-word, with all the baggage of the European recent history.
marmot.blogs.com /korea/2004/02/hot_patriotic_w.html   (1726 words)

  
 Family Cathartidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Within the order Falconiformes, the first family on the list of those living in North America is Cathartidae.
The name Cathartidae comes from the Greek word katharein which means to clean, or purify.
Around the world, there are five different genuses, or sub-families of Cathartidae which all share the characteristics described above.
www.alientravelguide.com /science/biology/life/animals/chordata/vertebra/aves/falconif/catharti.htm   (195 words)

  
 Condor, Birds, Condor, Bird Pictures, Catalog, Encyclopedia
Date : 10/22/2005 Time : 5:16:27 PM The condor is a large, extremely rare VULTURE in the family Cathartidae, order Falconiformes.
They usually feed on dead animals, but also have been known to attack live prey.
Condors have been bred in captivity, and two were released into their former habitat in early 1992, in the first step of reintroducing them to the wild.
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 New World Vultures
There is some evidence that New World Vultures evolved from the stork lineage (DNA hybridization studies by Sibley and Ahlquist 1990, others summarized by AOU 1998), but apparently there is recent biochemical and other research contrary to this theory (e.g., papers presented at 2002 A.O.U. convention; see also Griffiths 1994).
For now, I follow the Handbook of the Birds of the World by retaining the family Cathartidae in order Falconiformes.
Houston, D. Family Cathartidae (New World Vultures), pp.
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 Calafornia Condor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The South American Condor (Vultur gryphus) inhabits the Andes mountains.The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) inhabits the western coast of the United States.
Although they are primarily scavengers,feeding on carrion, these species belong to the New World vulture family Cathartidae, related to storks and not closely related to Old World vultures, which are in thefamily Accipitridae along with hawks, eagles and kites.
Condors usually measure about 1.2 m (4 feet) from the point of the beak to the extremity of the tail and 3 m (10 feet)between the tips of its wings, and can weigh over 13 kilograms (30 pounds).
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 Notification to the Parties No. 2003/028   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Except the species included in Appendix I and the species of the family Cathartidae, one of which is included in Appendix III; the others are not included in the Appendices.
In fact the species that are excluded from the Appendices are only species of the family Cathartidae other than the ones that are specifically included in Appendix I or III.
Consequently the Secretariat is providing herewith a revised copy of the relevant page of the Appendices.
www.cites.org /eng/notif/2003/028.shtml   (314 words)

  
 Ecology of Condors: the California Condor and Andean Condor
This family is widely known as the "New World Vultures" because all of its living members are found only in the western hemisphere.
The Cathartidae include the familiar Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) and Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus), as well as three other species.
All are raptorial in appearance and specialized for finding and eating the meat of dead animals.
www.ecology.info /condors.htm   (1763 words)

  
 Condor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There is some debate over the scientific names of the Condors, and other versions are to be found.
These species belong to the New World vulture family Cathartidae, and are not closely related to Old World vultures which are in the family Accipitridae along with hawks, eagles and kites.
It usually measures about 4 feet from the point of the beak to the extremity of the tail, and 10 feet between the tips of its wings.
www.findword.org /co/condor.html   (856 words)

  
 California condor - Gymnogyps californianus: More Information - ARKive
Classified as Critically Endangered (CR C2a(i); D) by the IUCN Red List 2004, and listed on Appendix I of CITES (1).
The critically endangered California condor is a member of the New World vulture family (Cathartidae), and has an impressive wingspan of just less than 3 metres (3).
The featherless head and neck are a reddish-orange colour; a few fl feathers sprout from the head and there is a ruff of fine, glossy fl feathers around the neck (4).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/birds/Gymnogyps_californianus/more_info.html   (761 words)

  
 buzzard --  Encyclopædia Britannica
any of several birds of prey of the genus Buteo and, in North America, various New World vultures (family Cathartidae), especially the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura; see photograph).
any of several birds of prey of the genus Buteo and, in North America, various New World vultures (family Cathartidae), especially the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura; see).
(Cathartes aura), long-winged, long-tailed vulture (family Cathartidae, the New World vultures) that has dark plumage, a whitish beak, white legs, and a bare red head (fl in immature birds) that is covered with whitish bumps.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9018383?&query=buzzard   (726 words)

  
 Nearctica - Natural History - Birds of Eastern North America - Cathartidae - Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Nearctica - Natural History - Birds of Eastern North America - Cathartidae - Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Identification: Length from tip of bill to tip of tail 26 to 32 inches.
The eggs are laid in a hollow tree, or in a rock crevice.
www.nearctica.com /birds/hawks/Caura.htm   (267 words)

  
 Vultur gryphus
Family, Cathartidae - Vultures of the New World.
FONZ: Andean Condor Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Cathartidae Genus/Species: Vultur gryphus.
Andean condor, bird genus, Cathartidae, family Cathartidae, genus Vultur, Vultur gryphus, Browse.
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This required the addition of some text for clarification of which species were included in which Appendix.
For the order Falconiformes, which is included in Appendix II, the clarifying text reads as follows: Except the species included in Appendix I and the species of the family Cathartidae, one of which is included in Appendix III; the others are not included in the Appendices.
It appears that the words after the semicolon have caused some confusion because some readers have taken it to mean that most species of the order Falconiformes are not included in the Appendices.
www.cites.org /eng/notif/2003/028.doc   (697 words)

  
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Black Vulture HERONS, IBIS & NEW WORLD VULTURES-Order: Ciconiiformes; New World Vultures-Family: Cathartidae; Scientific Name: Coragyps atratus...
Turkey Vulture HERONS, IBIS & NEW WORLD VULTURES-Order: Ciconiiformes; New World Vultures-Family: Cathartidae; Scientific Name: Cathartes aura...
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 Vulture Investing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
New World vultures and condors are not at all closely related to the superficially similar Accipitridae, but belong in the family Cathartidae.
They have a good sense of smell, unusual for raptors.
Also, other animals that have been eating the carcasses usually eaten by vultures, have increased
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 BISON Species Account 042240   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If you have questions or want to report errors, please contact Jon Klingel, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, NM; phone (505) 827-9912; e-mail jklingel@state.nm.us.
1997: The family Cathartidae is removed from the order Falconiformes and inserted into the suborder Ciconiae, as adopted by the 1997 AOU "Check-list Committee" (AOU, 1997) *23*.
NEW MEXICO 1995: This species has been reported in New Mexico *10*.
www.fw.vt.edu /fishex/nmex_main/species/042240.htm   (1070 words)

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