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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Description:

The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion.[4] It finds its food using its keen eyes and sense of smell, flying low enough to detect the gases produced by the beginnings of the process of decay in dead animals.

Habitat:

The Turkey Vulture has a large range, with an estimated global occurrence of 28,000,000 km². It is the most abundant vulture in the Americas.

Notes:

This vulture was roosting high in a tree settling in for the night.

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Michelle Parish
Spotted by
Michelle Parish

Madras, Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.63, Long: -121.13

Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2013

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