Latest New World vultures Stories
How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals?
Zoologists from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how endangered vultures find their food, which will have important applications for their conservation.
On Thursday, August 21, 2014, six young California condors boarded a FedEx plane and began a journey that led them a step closer to the wild. Oakland, CA (PRWEB)
Researchers have developed a new methodology that combines 3D technology and advanced range estimator technologies to provide highly detailed data on the range and movements of terrestrial, aquatic, and avian wildlife species, including the California Condor.
A team including researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research has developed a novel methodology that for the first time combines 3D and advanced range estimator technologies to provide highly detailed data on the range and movements of terrestrial, aquatic, and avian wildlife species.
Turkey Vultures are in the news this week, causing problems for an airport in Nebraska.
Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their Grand Canyon Adventure and California Condor tour, running September 23-30, 2014.
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00am Pacific Standard time, four California condors will be released into the wild for the first time by Ventana Wildlife Society biologists. Big
Rather than hunting in areas where animals are most abundant, vultures pick out prey by focusing on areas and conditions where animals are most likely to die.
Nancy Filippi, Managing Director at Oakland Zoo was honored on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Inn at Spanish Bay
The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), also known as the Savannah Vulture, is a species of bird belonging to the New World Vulture family Cathartidae. It was considered to be the same species as the Greater Yellow-headed Vulture until they were separated in 1964. It can be found in Mexico, Central America, and South America in seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, heavily degraded former forests and swamps. It’s a large bird, with a wingspan of 59 to 65 inches. The...
The Greater Yellow-Headed Vulture (cathartes melambrotus) is also known as the Forest Vulture, it is a species of bird in the New World Vulture family Cathartidae. It was considered to be the same species as the Lesser Yellow-Headed Vulture until they were split in 1964. It is found in South America in tropical moist lowland forest. It is a fairly large bird, with a wingspan of 65 to 70 inches, a weight of 3.6 pounds and a body length of 25 to 30 inches. The body plumage is black, and the...
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