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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura


Scavenger bird with a strong sense of smell that feeds on carrion. Adults of this species have a red featherless head as opposed to the black head of the black vulture found in the area as well.


Large and varied


This group of about 8-10 were feeding on a large dead catfish that had floated up on shore. There were also 3-4 ravens that were being chased off from the carcass!

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Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 14, 2013

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