Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in soaring
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Title: Turkey Vulture
Alternative Title: Cathartes aura
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: WO-Lee Karney-4784
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Karney, Raptors, Birds, Scavengers
Description Abstract: Small, unfeathered head and hooked bill aid these scavengers in consuming carrion. Their weak talons are ill suited for grasping live prey. Vultures do not build nests, but lay their eggs in a sheltered spot; cliff ledge or cave, hollow log, or abandoned building, Flocks often roost together at night.
Date: March 26 2004