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Turkey vulture, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 2015.

Turkey vulture, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 2015.

The turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most widespread of the New World vultures, from southern Canada to the southern most tip of South America. Like all New World vultures, it isn't closely related to Old... More

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Fort Matanzas National Monument, 2014.

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Fort Matanzas National Monument, 2014...

Both turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) and black vultures (Coragyps atratus) are native to Florida. At first glance, these vultures may appear similar but are fairly easy to differentiate. Black vultures have a ... More

Turkey Vulture in the Lower Geyser Basin

Turkey Vulture in the Lower Geyser Basin

Turkey Vulture in the Lower Geyser Basin

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Curecanti National Recreation Area, 2015.

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Curecanti National Recreation Area, 2...

This amazing bird is a well-known scavenger, feeding almost exclusively on carrion. The turkey vulture finds food using its keen eyesight and sense of smell, which is why you see them flying low to the ground. ... More

11. The Broad-winged Buzzard (Buteo pennsylvanicus). 12. Turkey  Buzzard (Cathartes aura).

11. The Broad-winged Buzzard (Buteo pennsylvanicus). 12. Turkey Buzza...

Public domain scan of 19th-century zoological illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image

Public domain stock image. Turkey vulture turkey buzzard bird of prey.
Turkey buzzard : Cathartes aura. Male, 1. Young, 2. c.1 v.2 plate 151

Turkey buzzard : Cathartes aura. Male, 1. Young, 2. c.1 v.2 plate 151

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bird, eagle, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

A couple of birds sitting on top of a tree branch. Turkey vulture vulture turkey buzzard.

A couple of birds sitting on top of a tree branch. Turkey vulture vult...

A large bird is perched on a tree branch / A group of birds that are standing on a tree / Public domain photo of a bird, nature.

Gyps indicus Vultur gryphus Sarcoramphus papa Gypaetus barbatus Carthartes aura

Gyps indicus Vultur gryphus Sarcoramphus papa Gypaetus barbatus Cartha...

1) Vultur indicus =Gyps indicus 2) Sarcoramphus gryphus = Vultur gryphus 3) Sarcoramphus papa 4) Gypaëtus barbatus 5) Head of Carthartes aura

Turkey vulture (52936871652)

Turkey vulture (52936871652)

Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, 2016.

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monumen...

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Turkey Vulture (5657728283)
Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) in oak woodland

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) in oak woodland

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) in oak woodland at Mesa Verde National Park.

Turkey vulture (52936871657)

Turkey vulture (52936871657)

Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS

Congaree national park - Turkey Vulture

Congaree national park - Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) at Congaree NP.

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 2015.

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 20...

The turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most widespread of the New World vultures, from southern Canada to the southern most tip of South America. Like all New World vultures, it isn't closely related to Old... More

turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)

turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)

turkey vulture at New York Mountains

12-10-2016 796.797 BC LUyeda (2) (37539113951)

12-10-2016 796.797 BC LUyeda (2) (37539113951)

12-10-2016_796.797_BC_LUyeda (2) Public domain photograph of wildlife, animals, wilderness, nature, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Yellowstone National Park, Turkey vulture

Yellowstone National Park, Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture above Sedge Bay at Yellowstone Lake; Jim Peaco; April 24, 2013; Catalog #19073d; Original #IMG_9670

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), City of Rocks National Reserve, 2015.

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), City of Rocks National Reserve, 2015.

The turkey vulture is a scavenger and feeds mostly on carrion. It uses its keen sense of smell and eyesight, flying low enough to detect the gases produced at the beginning of decay in dead animals to find its food!

Turkey vulture (52937468971)

Turkey vulture (52937468971)

Big yawn! Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS