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  • Wa∙šiw (Washoe)
    • hú∙šɨm
  • Spanish
    • Jote cabeza colorada
    • Aura gallipavo
    • Zopilote aura
  • German
    • Truthahngeier
  • French
    • urubu à tête rouge
  • Scientific Names
    • Cathartes aura
  • English
    • Turkey Vulture
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • TUVU

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

nanorca13

Date

September 4, 2015 03:42 PM PDT

Description

Turkey Vulture Immature. Not familiar with young vulture. Had to look them up. Cool white wing patch underside of wing. soon will not be seeing anymore.

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

cwwood

Date

August 22, 2015 09:48 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

sarahcarline

Date

August 30, 2015

Description

eating smaller of two catfish remains

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

microm

Date

September 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

hannawacker

Date

September 21, 2007

Description

congregation of 50-100 birds

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

mrfish33

Date

August 22, 2015

Place

Doswalips (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

hannawacker

Date

January 23, 2010

Place

JTVC (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

hannawacker

Date

March 22, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

hannawacker

Date

March 22, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

windpuffs

Date

July 20, 2015 03:12 PM EDT

Description

Part of what appeared to be a family of turkey vultures.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

September 2, 2015 07:02 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile, 3 seen in very close proximity. More that one dozen within a 5 mile radius.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

September 2, 2015 07:01 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile

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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.