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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Description:

This hawk was circling one of the greens at the Kingsmill LPGA tournament. I had a hard time getting a good shot of it given the strength of my camera.



1 species ID suggestions

Liam
Liam 6 years ago
Turkey Vulture
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3 Comments

beallburton
beallburton 6 years ago

Montebelliard, I agree with Liam and would call this a Turkey Vulture. See up-swept wings in picture 2, and the two-toned wing color in picture 4.

montebelliard
montebelliard 6 years ago

Turkey vulture was suggested, but I don't remember a pick head, I was thinking it was some kind of hawk too.

lucy
lucy 6 years ago

Looks like a hawk

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.23, Long: -76.67

Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012

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