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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Description:

Happy Vulture Awareness Day!-- http://www.vultureday.org/2011/index.php...

Habitat:

Ruby, the Turkey Vulture, is a resident at the Audubon Society of Portland, Or. She was imprinted to humans at an early age, and cannot survive on her own.

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23 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Great job! Congrats!

Beautiful series, Congratulations !

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Kenneth, this great spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3087305...

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

This is a great shot...I love vultures..they are such an important of an ecosystem

KennethCox
KennethCox 9 years ago

Here is a link to an organization that deals specifically with the decline in the Indian subcontinent-- http://www.vulturedeclines.org/ -- Many blessings, Asish!

TrishPeake
TrishPeake 9 years ago

beautiful photo , well done Kenneth! thankyou for bring ing this bird to us Never been that close!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Rabies is up in India due to the declining number of vultures.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Hmm... I will look after.. if possible... any conservation program going on here..!!

KennethCox
KennethCox 9 years ago

Exactly Ashish, the turkey vulture is doing quite well, but many species in Asia have seen a drop in population of 95% in the past 10 years! They provide a great service by consuming carrion before diseases are allowed to fester.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Kenneth thanks a lot for adding such great informative link in description..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Today.. Every Vulture is precious for Human fate...
They need lot help through conservation..!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Interesting creature..congrats.

aldo
aldo 9 years ago

Amazing picture and congrats for the Spotting of the day!

SarahJoyBallard
SarahJoyBallard 9 years ago

Wow! Amazing!!

KennethCox
KennethCox 9 years ago

Yea, Ann, she does have her own beauty...

KennethCox
KennethCox 9 years ago

Thanks!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

awesome pic and congrats Kennith

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Wow, I always learn something on Project Noah.

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

It's one of the distinguishing features of the turkey vulture (black vultures have narrower nostrils), Heather.

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Can you see through her nose? Weird.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

Congrats Kenneth!

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"Lacking a syrinx, the vocal organ of birds, Turkey Vultures can only vocalize through grunting and hissing. Spread the word about these masters of soaring flight and help celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day!"

http://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/post...
http://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/11...

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

Wow, she's so ugly she's beautiful! :-)

KennethCox
Spotted by
KennethCox

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2011
Submitted on Sep 3, 2011

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