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    • Cathartes aura
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    • Turkey Vulture
    • Turkey Buzzard
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    • Zopilote aura
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Recent observations

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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connlindajo

Date

October 29, 2014 10:04 AM CDT

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Square

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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andyk

Date

October 23, 2014 09:28 PM CDT

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Square

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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dpom

Date

October 29, 2014 02:58 PM PDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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anudibranchmom

Date

October 27, 2014 09:36 AM PDT

Description

Something (grass? wire? string?) caught on its leg, trailing behind it.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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dpom

Date

October 27, 2014 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Something ribbon-like is caught on one of the legs of this vulture.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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keimwj

Date

October 21, 2014 01:54 PM EDT

Description

21 Oct 2014.
Cape May Point State Park, Cape May Co, NJ.
Big kettles circled over the hawk watch, often containing other raptors as well.

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No photos or sounds

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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frankmoses

Date

October 25, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Turkey vulture Cathartes aura

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charlie

Date

October 24, 2014 05:50 PM EDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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taogirl

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

was interesting to watch the Brown Pelican watching the Turkey Vulture picking up the scraps fisher people had left

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Square

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

October 17, 2014

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Square

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

October 24, 2014

Description

Not a great picture, but it was just so funny that the birds in the cemetery were Turkey Vulture and American Crow - rather Halloween-themed!

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Square

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

cmstinson

Date

October 23, 2014 09:44 AM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.