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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura


Cool facts: 1. Hunts by smell, as well as by sight. Turkey vultures are sometimes used to find natural gas leaks because the are attracted to the foul smell added to the gas. 2. Defends itself by vomiting stomach acid. Not sure if that lightens their weight so they can fly faster or surprises and disgusts its enemy.

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TylerGraden 10 years ago
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura

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Jerrie Miller
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Jerrie Miller

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2013
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013

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