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Family Accipitridae – Old World Vultures

Family Cathartidae – New world Vultures

The Old World Vultures scavenge on the carcasses of dead animals which they find exclusively by sight. There are 16 species of Old World Vultures in 9 genera. The New World Vultures and Condors are also scavengers but several species have a well developed sense of smell. There are 7 species of New World Vulture in 5 genera.