Brown and black
Soaring at a distance
Most observed bird for me today, but the official counts can be found here:
Eating another bird -- took photo of it as well
Topside view. Tiny head is a giveaway.
2 turkey vultures seen flapping/soaring @ 0740. Lat N32.68280; W98.72704.
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...