Young adult male DOR on Ranger Creek Road. GTS 1227. TNHC FS 0762. Imaged prior to deposit at UT Austin. TNHC 85199.
Adult male DOR on Hwy 140 E of Pearsall. GTS 1212. TNHC FS 0759. Imaged prior to deposit in preserved collection (in June 2012). TNHC 85200.
Primaries & secondaries (flight feathers) & a few contour feathers (back mostly) were all that remained of this flattened bird. ID based on these feathers which eliminates any other similar sized bird.
I saw numerous roadkilled mammals on my 1-1/2 day journey but this was the only one on a rural highway I had a chance to stop and document. Other species included innumerable raccoons, striped skunk, fox squirrel, and one possible badger (on a narrow busy state highway).
On our way back up to San Antonio on 755, we stopped at this newly tilled field -- there were SO many caracaras and other birds of prey here! It was really fun to watch. :)
Not fun to see this dead turkey though... :(
Coyote atropellado en la Carretera Federal #54, kilómetro 173+800, en el tramo San Tiburcio-Villa de Cos y a 11 km de la localidad de La Cardona.
Bosque de yucas alrededor.
Lechuza atropellada en la Carretera Federal #54, a 10 m del entronque a Pabellón en el tramo Villa de Cos-San Tiburcio.
Observed dead on paved road (probably struck by vehicle) adjacent to mixed deciduous/coniferous forest and suburban habitat. Most likely BADO (as opposed to SPOW).