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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura


Large black and brown bird with gray flight feathers on the underside of the wings.


Flying overhead coastal scrub. "Vulture ranges from southern Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. It inhabits a variety of open and semi-open areas, including subtropical forests, shrublands, pastures, and deserts." - Wikipedia

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ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Ha! Not while I run this mission!! I like them too much!! ;-)

Thank you Christy. I didn't even think about them not being raptors :) If you change the mission, I will gladly remove this spotting.

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Great capture Cindy! Although these guys are not true "raptors", I definitely have included them in the Raptor mission...I'd love your spotting in the mission! ;-)

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 9, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012

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