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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura


This vulture is characterized by a very dark body and featherless red head. The flight feathers are lighter--almost silvery in some light, as shown in this photo.


This vulture ranges across much of southern Canada south to South America. There are several subspecies.

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ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Great picture, Gordon! Project Noah has recently increased the boundaries of the mission "Raptors of Colorado" to include all of North America, and is now called (drumroll please!) "Raptors of North America". I would love it if you would consider adding this and any other raptor spottings (birds of prey) to the following:
Thank you!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 8 years ago

Fantastic picture!

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 27, 2008
Submitted on Mar 26, 2012

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