Turkey vulture surveys in Cuba

Journal of Raptor Research
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Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura), were surveyed monthly in Cuba from March 1982-January 1983. A total of 25371 vultures were tallied in 7186 km (3.5 vultures/transect km) of roadside counting along main highways leading from the city of La Habana (northwestern Cuba) to the city of Las Tunas (southeast). Numbers of vultures counted declined substantially beyond 200 m from the transect road. Density of vultures observed within 200 m of the road along the transect route was 0.06/ha. Highest counts were obtained in March, April and June. Turkey Vulture flying activity was greatest during the periods 0900-1200 H and 1400-1700 H.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Turkey vulture surveys in Cuba
Series title Journal of Raptor Research
Volume 22
Issue 1
Year Published 1988
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 3-7
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Raptor Research
First page 3
Last page 7
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