Genus <em>Cathartes</em>, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England.

Turkey Buzzard

Genus Cathartes, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England.

Genus <em>condor</em>, the largest known bird of prey. On average, it is about four feet long, with a wingspan of nine feet, sometimes as great at fourteen feet.

Condor

Genus condor, the largest known bird of prey. On average, it is about four feet long, with…

A very large bird of prey found in South America, usually among the peaks of the Andes.

Condor

A very large bird of prey found in South America, usually among the peaks of the Andes.

A huge bird whose wing span has been reported to be up to 9 feet wide.

California condor

A huge bird whose wing span has been reported to be up to 9 feet wide.

Genus <em>Gypohierax</em>, is about the size of a goose, and is found in Western Africa, particularly Angola.

Vulture Hawk

Genus Gypohierax, is about the size of a goose, and is found in Western Africa, particularly…

"Gypa&eumltus barbatus, the magnificent L&emumlmmergeier, is greyish-black with white streaks, and has a white crown, cheeks with a black band bifurcating at the eye to meet above, and pale tawny lanceolate plumage on the neck and lower parts. Dense black bristles cover the nostrils and lores, and the black tuft, which gives the name of "Bearded Vulture", projects below the mandible. The sclerotic membrane is crimson. The young are chiefly brown and buff." A. H. Evans, 1900

L&emumlmmergeier

"Gypaëtus barbatus, the magnificent L&emumlmmergeier, is greyish-black with white streaks, and has…

The largest bird of prey native to Europe. Found in the lofty mountains of southern Eurasia and northern Africa.

Lammergeier

The largest bird of prey native to Europe. Found in the lofty mountains of southern Eurasia and northern…

The lammergeyer (Swiss for "lamb-killer") is a member of the vulture family, but has a notably feathered neck. It generally preys on live animals, such as wild goats, mountain hare, and various species of birds.

Lammergeyer

The lammergeyer (Swiss for "lamb-killer") is a member of the vulture family, but has a notably feathered…

A bird around 16 inches in length with a 7 inch tail. The head is bald and a bright yellow color. The underparts are a creamy white.

Vulturine Pie

A bird around 16 inches in length with a 7 inch tail. The head is bald and a bright yellow color. The…

The turkey plucked by the lion.

Turkey Plucked

The turkey plucked by the lion.

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

Vulture

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

Vulture

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

Vulture

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

Vulture

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

Vulture

The head and neck of these birds is bare of feathers.

An extensive genus of birds of prey, having somewhat repulsive appearance and habits.

Vulture

An extensive genus of birds of prey, having somewhat repulsive appearance and habits.

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a vulture.

Vulture

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a vulture.

Vulture

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a vulture.

Vulture

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a vulture.

Vulture

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

"Skeleton of Egyptian Vulture. (Neophron percnopterus), to show bones of bird. a, post-orbital process; b, lower jaw; c, cervical vertebra; co, coracoid bone; d, humerus; e, radius; f, ulna; g, metacarpus; h, second phalanx of chief digit of wing; h, phalanges of lower digit; h'', first phalanx of chief digit; i, clavicle; k, sternum; l, pelvis; m, coccyx; n, femur; o, tibia; p, tarso-metatarsus; q, phalanges of foot." &mdash; Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Vulture Skeleton

"Skeleton of Egyptian Vulture. (Neophron percnopterus), to show bones of bird. a, post-orbital process;…

Genus <em>Coragyps</em>, about the size of a small turkey. This one is feeding on a cow's head.

Black Vulture

Genus Coragyps, about the size of a small turkey. This one is feeding on a cow's head.

Black vulture (or carrion crow), genus <em>Coragyps</em>, about the size of a small turkey. This group is feeding on a fallen pig.

Black Vulture

Black vulture (or carrion crow), genus Coragyps, about the size of a small turkey. This group…

<em>V. cinercus</em>, native to the mountainous regions of Europe. It feeds exclusively on carrion.

Brown Vulture

V. cinercus, native to the mountainous regions of Europe. It feeds exclusively on carrion.

<em>C. Californianus</em>, a large species of vulture, found only on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, usually near rivers.

California Vulture

C. Californianus, a large species of vulture, found only on the western side of the Rocky Mountains,…

<em>N. percnopterus</em>, common to Africa, sometimes found in Southern Europe and in Asia. Males and females tend to live in pairs.

Egyptian Vulture

N. percnopterus, common to Africa, sometimes found in Southern Europe and in Asia. Males and…

"One of the smaller Vulturidae, of a genus differing from the true vultures in the slender bill, which is covered for more than half its length with a naked cere, and sharply hooked at the point." &mdash; Chambers, 1881

Egyptian Vulture

"One of the smaller Vulturidae, of a genus differing from the true vultures in the slender bill, which…

Genus <em>sarcoramphus</em>, a large vulture found in the tropical regions of the Americas, sometimes as far north as Florida. They feed on carrion, and occaisionally small animals, such as calves.

King Vulture

Genus sarcoramphus, a large vulture found in the tropical regions of the Americas, sometimes…

<em>G. serpentarius</em>, known as the serpent vulture because it feeds on snakes. It has a distinctive tuft of feathers on the back of its head. It is found in Southern Africa.

Secretary Vulture

G. serpentarius, known as the serpent vulture because it feeds on snakes. It has a distinctive…

The sociable (or eared) vulture, <em>V. auricularis</em>, a native to South Africa.

Sociable Vulture

The sociable (or eared) vulture, V. auricularis, a native to South Africa.

The Turkey vulture is found over the whole United States, but is more numerous in the southern region (Smiley, 1839).

Turkey Vulture

The Turkey vulture is found over the whole United States, but is more numerous in the southern region…

Vultures are carrion eaters. The head and neck are usually bare, and the bill and claws weaker than in the raptors.

Turkey Vulture

Vultures are carrion eaters. The head and neck are usually bare, and the bill and claws weaker than…

Genus <em>Vulture</em>, posess keen eyesight and a sense of smell for locating carcasses. Vultures feed almost entirely on carrion, providing a valuable service by removing material that would otherwise breed infectious diseases.

Vultures

Genus Vulture, posess keen eyesight and a sense of smell for locating carcasses. Vultures feed…