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    • Cathartes aura
  • English
    • Turkey Vulture
    • Turkey Buzzard
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    • Zopilote aura
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    • TUVU

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Recent observations

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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hcc2

Date

September 17, 2014 11:11 AM EDT

Description

Turkey vulture

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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hcc11

Date

September 16, 2014

Description

Brown and black
Soaring at a distance
High above

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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September 14, 2014

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Turkey vulture Cathartes aura

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greenrosettas

Date

September 14, 2014

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Turkey vulture Cathartes aura

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kerrywininger

Date

August 24, 2014 04:39 PM PDT

Description

Eating another bird -- took photo of it as well

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Description

Topside view. Tiny head is a giveaway.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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jmaughn

Date

September 12, 2014

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Turkey vulture Cathartes aura

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tnewman

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

2 turkey vultures seen flapping/soaring @ 0740. Lat N32.68280; W98.72704.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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nicolasolejnik

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

Sharing the tree with a couple of Black Vultures.

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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.