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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura falklandica


The largest and most common bird of prey on the Falkland Islands, we saw these birds almost everywhere. There is a subspecies that lives exclusively on these islands. To distinguish them from the other large birds of prey that live on the Falklands, look for the shallow V shape profile in flight (pics 4 and 5). This group of three vultures followed us back to the ship... kind of disconcerting!


Found all over the Falklands, these vultures followed us from the beach at Yorke Bay all the way back to Stanley.

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Falkland Islands

Spotted on Feb 14, 2013
Submitted on May 1, 2013

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