Cathartes aura septentrionalis
One of two vultures I spotted near carrion on the road. This one had a particularly vibrant red head and was not much disturbed when I stopped to take pictures.
Turkey Vultures are common around open areas such as roadsides, suburbs, farm fields, countryside, and food sources such as landfills, trash heaps, and construction sites. C. a. septentrionalis is known as the Eastern Turkey Vulture. The Eastern and Western Turkey Vultures differ in tail and wing proportions. It ranges from southeastern Canada south through the eastern United States.
Spotted on the road near an uncultivated area next to a mining operation in Kennesaw, GA
Lat: 34.02, Long: -84.59
Spotted on Jun 10, 2013
Submitted on Oct 16, 2013