Appearance Summary: Cathartidae are large, distinctive birds with long, broad wings and long, hooked bills. They have a bald head and neck, and a white or gray body. They have a large, powerful beak and a long, curved neck. They have long, strong legs and large feet, which are adapted for walking on the ground. They have a long, broad tail and a short, rounded wingspan. They are also known for their loud, raucous calls.
Facial description: Cathartidae have a large, hooked beak with a sharp, curved tip. They have a bald head with a white or yellowish-gray neck and a white or grayish-brown body. They have a long, broad wingspan and long, powerful legs. Their eyes are yellow and their feet are black. They have a long, hooked tail with a white tip.
What are the distinct features of New World Vultures? Large size, black and white plumage, curved beak, bald head, long wings, strong feet, loud vocalizations, scavenging behavior, soaring flight, cooperative breeding, communal roosting
What makes them unique?
New World Vultures body color description: Black, Brown, White, Grey
skin type: The Cathartidae has a smooth, glossy exterior with a few feathers scattered across its body. Its feathers are a mix of brown, black, and white, giving it a mottled appearance.
Strengths: Adaptability, Flight, Camouflage, Sharp Beaks, Strong Feet, High Intelligence
Weaknesses: Poor eyesight, Slow flight, Limited diet, Lack of defensive mechanisms