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The American carrion vulture, or turkey buzzard.

Image ID: 821714

The American carrion vulture, or turkey buzzard. (1852)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The American carrion vulture, or turkey buzzard.

Published Date

: 1852

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 12 x 13 cm. (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)


: Foxing on image. Printed on border: "Is found in vast flocks in parts of America, where it is of great utility in destroying snakes and vermin, and in devouring dead and putrid carcasses…" "Cathartes aura, Lin."

Original Source

: From The naturalist's library : containing scientific and popular descriptions of man, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles and insects, according to the classifications of Stark. (New York : Kearny, 1852) Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison) (1805-1866), Editor.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Birds -- vulture

Source Description

: 1 folder (16 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 821714

Record ID

: 705332

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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