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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura


red head; grey-white/black wings; wing span about 5 feet


Dry Tropical Forest edge


Spotted while it perched on the zipline post for the guardabarranco ride. It opened and closed its wings for a few minutes, then flew away. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction. Did you know there was an international vulture awareness day every first Saturday in September?

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AshleyT 8 years ago
Turkey Vulture
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Indio Jones
Indio Jones 8 years ago

thanks dhruv

DhruvBhojwani 8 years ago

wow this is really nice indio jones

Indio Jones
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Indio Jones

Rivas, Nicaragua

Spotted on Aug 12, 2013
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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