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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Description:

A large scavenger bird with it's distinctive red head feeding on another bird's corpse.

Habitat:

The turkey vulture lives around the whole continent, but this one was seen in the beaches of the pacific coast of Mexico.

Notes:

As we crossed through the dessert, before arriving to the coast, you could see large groups of this birds flying over something, surly a dying animal. The imaged seemed so kitsch I completely forgot how macabre it actually was.

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5 Comments

EsEverde
EsEverde 8 years ago

Thank you all, I thought I should include the carrion he was feeding on in the series.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Love the entire series!

EsEverde
EsEverde 8 years ago

Thank you Luis, I had some troubles with the uploading tool, but now I uploaded the whole series, including his meal!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great Pics!

EsEverde
Spotted by
EsEverde

Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 24, 2012

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