AnAge entry for Cathartes aura

Classification (HAGRID: 01067)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Accipitriformes
                Family: Cathartidae
                    Genus: Cathartes
Species
Cathartes aura
Common name
Turkey vulture

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
20.8 years
Source
Multiple references, please see bibliography below
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
4,015 days
Male sexual maturity
4,015 days
Incubation
39 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
60 g
Adult weight
2,200 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.126 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175265
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account
Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 43455
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Ageing Literature
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