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  Make Poverty History
One of the first challenges for his new Government is to address concerns with Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
Poor countries are still repaying unaffordable loans which the UK and the rest of the rich world gave irresponsibly.
Vulture funds are private companies that buy up cheap poor country debts, and then sue for huge profits.
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  King Vulture | Animal Facts | Chaffee Zoological Gardens of Fresno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
New World vultures, including condors, share ancesters with storks and herons (Ciconiiformes: ciconia (Latin) = stork), and there are some researchers who think that New World vultures should be moved out of the order of Falconiformes.
Old and New World vultures are an example of "convergent evolution," things looking the same because they have been under the same environmental pressures and therefore developed the same adaptations (e.g.
The king vulture is often the only one large and powerful enough to rip open the tough hide of the carcass, allowing entry to the "good stuff" inside.
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 Biology
Its purpose is to promote scientific studies of the life habits and needs of the Turkey Vulture, to protect the vulture and its habitat, and to inform the public of the valuable and essential services this bird provides to mankind and to the environment.
As an adaptation for this messy diet, the head and neck of vultures from both families are mostly bare except for a thin covering of down.
New World vultures have weak, chickenlike feet, which are suitable for running on the ground.
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 Turkey Vulture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Despite the similar name and appearance, this species is unrelated to the Old World vultures in the family Accipitridae, which includes eagles, hawks, kites and harriers.
The American species is a New World vulture in the family Cathartidae.
The Turkey Vulture is found in open and semi-open areas throughout the Americas from southern Canada to Cape Horn.
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 New World vulture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The New World vulture family Cathartidae contains seven species found in North and South America.
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.
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 New World vulture
New World vultures are not closely related to Old World vultures or other diurnal raptors, which are in different orders.
They resemble Old World vulture because of convergent evolution.
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 Vulture Investing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
New World vultures and condors are not at all closely related to the superficially similar Accipitridae, but belong in the family Cathartidae.
Many vultures are endangered and conservationists decided to breed some in captivity for 20-30 years in order to protect and make the species larger; these conservationists are trying to get enough birds into a protected area before they all disappear.
The one species of vulture that is the closest to extinct is the slender-billed vultures.
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 New World Vultures
The New World Vultures, or "cathartid vultures," are the carrion-eating "buzzards" of the New World.
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).
The New World Vultures are fascinating not only for their stork ancestry and their special adaptations to eating carrion, but for the specialization and codependency of species within this family.
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 Black Vulture - Birds of Prey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Black Vulture is fl, large bird with a wingspan of 137-152 cm, a length of 50-69.
These vultures are known to kill baby herons on nesting colonies, and feed on domestic ducks, newborn calves, small mammals, small birds, eggs, skunks, opossums, ripe or rotten fruit or vegetables and young turtles.
The Black Vulture is very common but in 1972 it was blue-listed for two reasons: a decrease in numbers of suitable tree cavities for nest sites due to forest fire control, and widespread eggshell thinning from pesticides such as DDT.
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 World Almanac for Kids
The New World vultures, family Cathartidae, are superficially similar to large birds of prey, but are probably more closely related to storks, with which they share some anatomical and behavioral features.
The Old World vultures, of the family Accipitridae, are probably descended from eaglelike birds.
The American vultures also differ from the Old World group in that they have longitudinal, perforated nostrils without a partition and lack a voice, due to the absence of a syrinx.
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 VULTURES and CONDORS
The Turkey Vulture is quite dependent upon its sense of smell to help locate food and the area of their brain controlling sense of smell is three times larger than of the Black Vulture.
Like the Black Vulture, this bird patrols roads searching for road kill; they have been so frequently seen doing this that dead animals on roads are now sometimes referred to as 'TV dinners', where TV stands, not for television, but for Turkey Vulture.
Droppings are happily deposited upon the legs of the vulture as these contain an antiseptic coating which then protects the birds legs from contracting infection through the prey.
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 New World Vultures: Cathartidae - Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, King Vulture (sarcoramphus ...
New World vultures range from southern Canada to the southern tip of South America.
The turkey vulture and the fl vulture are the two most common vultures in North and South America, and they are sometimes called buzzards.
New World vultures have been important in the myths and legends of people for thousands of years.
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 All About Buzzards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Buzzard is a common name generically applied to our New World vultures, two of which frequent Big Canoe: the turkey vulture and the fl vulture.
The wing of the fl vulture is fl except for off- white primary feathers at the wing tip.
Incidentally, the vultures appeared undeterred by owl decoys perched throughout the marina.
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 Turkey vulture
The Turkey Vulture is a very large, broad winged soaring bird.
It is a New World Vulture located most commonly throughout the USA, but they are found also in the lower parts of Canada and south to the tip of South America.
The Turkey Vulture has quite a good sense of smell and excellent eyesight, both of which aid it in its search for rotting meat.
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 VULTURE - Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The condor, king vulture, turkey buzzard, and fl vulture ({Catharista atrata}) are well known American species.
The griffin, lammergeir, and Pharaoh's chicken, or Egyptian vulture, are common Old World vultures.
Seeing vultures in your dream, suggests that your past experiences is providing you invaluable insight into a current situation or problem.
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 ANIMAL Teachers: Winged Ones: New World Vulture
Old World Vultures use their feet for killing, unlike New World Vultures, whose feet are more suitable for walking.
As odd as it may seem, New World Vultures are relatives of the Storks.
New World Vultures use all their senses--sight, hearing, and sense of smell.
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 Vulture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The vulture is the biggest meat eater in nature.
There are two kinds of vultures: New World vulture, which lives in America and the Old World vulture (on the right), which lives in Africa and Asia.
The Old World vultures are related to eagles, but New World vultures are related to storks.
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 ANIMAL Teachers: Winged Ones: New World Vulture
Old World Vultures use their feet for killing, unlike New World Vultures, whose feet are more suitable for walking.
As odd as it may seem, New World Vultures are relatives of the Storks.
New World Vultures use all their senses--sight, hearing, and sense of smell.
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 Turkey Vulture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Turkey Vulture is found in throughout the Americas and parts of the Caribbean
All Vultures in the Americas are known as New World Vultures and have a different ancestry to their counterparts in Europe, Asia,
After a meal of carrion, Vultures are known to urinate on their legs because their urine serves as a very effective antiseptic.
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 FOW essay page
Mayr and Amadon (1951) and Wetmore (1960) were among those who believed that the nine-primaried birds, such as New World warblers, sparrows, icterids, and finches, were the most recently evolved and that they should, therefore, be at the end of the listing, with crows (which have ten primaries) being listed somewhat earlier.
The latter birds strongly recall New World potoos, while members of the genus Bathrachostomus (of which I’ve seen and heard three in the Philippines and Sumatra) are the strangest medussa-headed birds one could ever hope to encounter.
Wetmore, A. A classification of the birds of the world.
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 ANIMAL Teachers: Winged Ones: King Vulture
Living in the rainforests of Central and South America, King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is the most striking of the New World Vultures.
With his fl and white plumage and elaborate red-fl patterns on his bare skin, King Vulture is the King of the Rainforest.
The Maya claimed that the other Vultures would not eat until He came down and helped Himself to the eyeballs of the dead.
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 World Ultra News
This blog has been an excellant way to impart information on ultrarunning and ultrawalking from around the world, but very soon it's going to use up it's article quota and I will have to start deleting articles.
Sorry about the advertising on the new site, but I think it's a small price to pay for the services it will be able to provide.
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 Turkey Vulture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This New World Vulture is thought to have the best sense of smell of all birds in North America.
They were once observed circling over leaks in a natural gas pipeline after engineers introduced ethyl mercaptan, the gas responsible for the pungent odor of spoiled meat, into the pipeline.
Turkey Vultures are often spotted circling overhead on thermals created from the heat of the afternoon sun, flying with a deep
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 Black Vulture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Black Vultures are found in the USA, Mexico, Central America, and northern South America
Against common belief, Vultures are clean birds and they perform a very important role.
Their digestive system is such that it destroys bacteria and viruses that develop in dead animals and so Vultures help to stop the spread of diseases such as botulism and cholera.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture, large bird, member of the New World vulture family, occurring from southeastern and southwestern Canada to the Falkland Islands...
Scientific classification: Buteos make up the genus Buteo of the family Accipitridae, order Falconiformes.
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 hawk on Encyclopedia.com
name generally applied to the smaller members of the Accipitridae, a heterogeneous family of diurnal birds of prey, such as the eagle, the kite, the Old World vulture, and the secretary bird.
Hawks belong to the same order as the falcon, the New World vulture, and the osprey.
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