Stock Photo - The cabecirroja vulture Cathartes aura is a scavenger that lives from the southern tip of South America to southern Canada, both in subtropical forests

Stock Photo: The cabecirroja vulture Cathartes aura is a scavenger that lives from the southern tip of South America to southern Canada, both in subtropical forests.

Stock Photo - The cabecirroja vulture Cathartes aura is a scavenger that lives from the southern tip of South America to southern Canada, both in subtropical forests ... , shrublands, grasslands and deserts. The scale ranges from 1.70 to 1.83 and a weight of 0.85 to 2.26 kg. Lives up to 16 years. It is a species protected by Mexican and international laws. The cardon, Pachycereus pringlei is one of the largest cactus in the world, some are 19 meters high and 25 tons weights, but is common to reach 12 meters, is emblematic of Baja California Sur, and endemic from Baja and part of the coast of Sonora. Its growth in the extreme desert conditions is very slow, the highest can take 200 years. His great weight is due to accumulated water, 80% of these plants is water collected by its roots extending in a radius up to 30 meters, during a rain can absorb 750 liters.Its fruits were important food for the original inhabitants of the peninsula and used as building material. Some people mistake with the saguaros that only live in the Arizona-Sonora Desert.

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