Validity of Bartram's Painted Vulture (Aves: Cathartidae).

@article{Snyder2013ValidityOB,
  title={Validity of Bartram's Painted Vulture (Aves: Cathartidae).},
  author={Noel F. R. Snyder and J. T. Fry},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3613},
  pages={
          61-82
        }
}
William Bartram described the Painted Vulture (Vultur sacra) as a new species in his 1791 book on travels in Florida and other southeastern states. However, no specimen of this bird survives, and it has not been reported by any subsequent ornithologist. Bartram's detailed description is not presently endorsed by the American Ornithologists' Union and has been widely regarded as a myth, a misdescribed King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa (Linnaeus), a misdescribed Northern Caracara Caracara cheriway… 
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TLDR
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