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Re: Trex as a good smeller
Sorry! I should have written turkey vultures (C. aura) in California
(and I was using my personal obs. not the literature).
However, there is also the greater yellow-headed vulture Cathartes
melambrotus of the Colombian rainforest.
Gomez, L. G., et al. 1994. The role of greater yellow-headed vultures
Cathartes melambrotus as scavengers in neotropical forest.
Ibis 136, 193-196.
On Jul 7, 2006, at 11:34 AM, Tim Williams wrote:
What's the California turkey vulture? I only know of the turkey
vulture (_Cathartes aura_) and the California condor (_Gymnogyps
californianus_). As I mentioned, the turkey vulture has an
excellent sens of smell, but I had thought other New World vultures
do not. Condors rely on sight, not smell, to detect carcasses.