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Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

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ForestDragon a year ago

Welcome! The scientific name for the Turkey Vulture is Cathartes aura.
If you are not sure what the scientific name of an organism is, you can usually find it by doing a simple search on the internet. :-)
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Nov 15, 2018
Submitted on Nov 19, 2018

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