Baking: Turkey Vulture

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Cathartes aura

Length: 25-30 in Wingspan: 65-70 in Weight: 4-5 lbs

Identification:

Large black bird with reddish head and light bill. In flight, demonstrates characteristic “V” shape with wings and flies in a slightly rocking pattern.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Turkey Vultures have one of the keenest senses of smell in the bird world, allowing them to detect the aroma of rotting carrion from over a mile away.

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References:

All About Birds

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Teresa Root says:

    I love turkey vultures! The nature center I work at has an injured one we care for and use as an education bird. They are so intelligent! This project is very cool. I’m enjoying your creativity.

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