warming up in the morning sun
This vulture was feasting on a seabird carcass.
Turkey vultures eating a deer at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, Columbia, MO.
The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard (or just buzzard), and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John crow or carrion crow, is the most widespread of the New World vultures. One of three species in the genus Cathartes, in the family Cathartidae, the Turkey Vulture ranges from southern Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. It inhabits a variety of open and semi-open...