Family - Cathartidae
(New World Vultures)


There are seven species in this family. They are all found in North and South America. The birds in this family are scavengers , they eat carrion. They have bare heads, powerful legs and feet, and strong bills. Species in this family include: the turkey vulture, the lesser yellow-headed vulture, the greater yellow-headed vulture, the black vulture, the king vulture, the California condor and the Andean condor.