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Turkey vulture

Cathartes aura


They were taking some sun every morning at the campsite. With those big nostrils they can smell the scent of a dead animal from a very large distance. They are widespread at the American continent and can be found from the most southern point of South America all the way up to Canada.

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PieterColpaert 8 years ago

Thank you Jardel!

Jardel Prado
Jardel Prado 8 years ago

Amazing, beautiful spotting.

PieterColpaert 8 years ago

Thank you Bhagya and Ashley! I agree Ashley, vultures in general are beautiful animals :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

love this bald beauty... nice capture Peter... Congrats,,,,

AshleyT 8 years ago

Beautiful portrait of what is often considered an ugly bird, Pieter! I think they're pretty still :)

PieterColpaert 8 years ago

Oh waw! Thank you Yasser for the nomination!!! And thank you so much Luis,Antonio, Alekzander, Mark, Marta, Dilan, Leuba and James!!!

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Superb Pieter...congrats!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

What a face ! Congratulations, Pieter - great photos and information !!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Congrats Pieter!!Nice spotting!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Proficiat! Very nice vulture, Pieter! :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratulations Pieter. This one really needs a hat in that Peruvian sun. Great spotting.

Yasser 8 years ago

Pieter, congrats! This noble turkey vulture has earned you Spotting of the Day. Thanks for the great photo submissions and we look forward to seeing many more from you!


Alekzander 8 years ago


Great capture Pieter,gorgeous,congrats and thanks for sharing

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great shots!

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Arequipa, Peru

Spotted on Mar 18, 2014
Submitted on Sep 28, 2014

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