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

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Recent observations

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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jasonmlby

Date

May 4, 2016 11:30 AM EDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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cheyenne_herzog

Date

May 2, 2016 07:30 AM MST

Place

San Pedro (Google, OSM)

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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hobiecat

Date

May 3, 2016

Place

North Hero (Google, OSM)

Description

Turkey Vulture

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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vmagdaleno

Date

April 11, 2016 02:41 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

S shaped stance. Small head

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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kucycads

Date

May 1, 2016

Description

raiding turtle nest

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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nessisie

Date

May 3, 2016

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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phill

Date

April 26, 2016 09:30 AM PDT

Description

Turkey vulture numbers in Carpinteria go up every December apparently in anticipation of seal births which start in January. They can dispose of a stillborn pup in just a few hours.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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jmiller85

Date

May 3, 2016 09:32 AM PDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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kelbyg

Date

May 3, 2016 12:15 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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jelebron

Date

April 14, 2016

Description

One flying overhead in the field as we began to walk into the woods
Began circling with another off in distance

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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sarahnwilson

Date

August 6, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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taogirl

Date

May 1, 2016
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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.
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