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    • Cathartes aura
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    • Turkey Vulture
    • Turkey Buzzard
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    • Zopilote aura
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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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cmstinson

Date

October 23, 2014 09:44 AM EDT

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turkey vulture Cathartes aura

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naturenut

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

the thunder birds practicing today scaring off all the birds in the park seen in second photo lol

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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gyrrlfalcon

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October 23, 2014

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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wsc

Date

September 7, 2014 02:02 PM EDT

Description

Cle Metroparks BBB

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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jmaughn

Date

October 21, 2014

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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trodgers

Date

October 21, 2014 02:31 PM PDT

Description

black, big bird with red face

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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marvelliott

Date

October 19, 2014

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turkey vulture Cathartes aura

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muir

Date

October 19, 2014 06:42 AM EDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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dfwuw

Date

October 16, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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jlevenson

Date

October 16, 2014 05:03 PM EDT

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Turkey vulture Cathartes aura

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kentr4000

Date

October 18, 2014 10:12 AM EDT

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Zopilote aura Cathartes aura

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dannywolf

Date

October 17, 2014

Description

Auras tomando el sol sobre un sabino seco en el Río Sabinas, aguas abajo de la Villa de Juárez.

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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.