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Turkey vulture

Cathartes aura


The underwing markings seem off for a Calfornia Condor. But this was a very large bird.

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zoomanallen 11 years ago
Turkey vulture
Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture

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Telse 11 years ago

Got 'em!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Nice one - welcome to Project Noah!

KarenSaxton 11 years ago

That range has moved far north. We are in the second year of documented overwintering Turkey Vultures in the lower third of the Oregon Coast!

zoomanallen 11 years ago

Check out the photo on Wikipedia for a flying shot that's spot on. This guy must be right on the north edge of the year round resident range.

KarenSaxton 11 years ago

definitely a turkey vulture... they are not small!

ForestDragon 11 years ago

Coloration matches a Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura .

California, USA

Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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