Indian vulture (Gyps indicus), Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)
Title: The animal kingdom, arranged according to its organization, serving as a foundation for the natural history of animals : and an introduction to comparative anatomy (Vol. 1)
Year: 1834 (1830s)
Authors: Georges Cuvier, baron, 1769-1832; Latreille, P. A. (Pierre André Latreille), 1762-1833; Metcalf Collection (North Carolina State University). NCRS
1. Vultur indicus (The Indian Vulture) = Indian vulture (Gyps indicus)
The Indian vulture (Gyps indicus) is an Old World vulture native to India, Pakistan and Nepal. The long-billed vulture is medium in size and bulky. Its body and covert feathers are pale, its quills are darker. Its wings are broad and its tail feathers short. Its head and neck are almost bald, and its bill is rather long.
2. Sarcoramphus gryphus (The Condor or great Vulture of the Andes) = Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is a South American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur.
3. Sarcoramphus papa (The King of the Vultures) = king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)
The king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is a large bird found in Central and South America. It is a member of the New World vulture family Cathartidae.
4. Gypaetos barbatus (The Lamb's Vulture) = bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)
The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), also known as the lammergeier or ossifrage, is a bird of prey and the only member of the genus Gypaetus. The bearded vulture is the only known animal whose diet is almost exclusively bone. The bearded vulture is found in mountainous regions from Europe through much of Asia and Africa.
5. Head of the Cathartes aura (The Turkey Buzzard) = turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)
The turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard (or just buzzard), and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John crow or carrion crow, is the most widespread of the New World vultures.