Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Vultures, December 7, 2016

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
V is for Vultures - Large scavenger birds
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 4, 2016
Turkey Vultures, Cathartes aura, can be seen all across the United States except for the northernmost New England states.


They perform an essential service by eating garbage and disease causing carrion, which they locate by their acute sense of smell.

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13 comments:

  1. Interesting birds and wonderful to have a bird that performs such an essential service!

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  2. we don't see them to often here in the wild but I see them in zoo's, always fascinated by them.

    Have a nice ABC-day / – Week
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  3. ...not the prettiest thing, but it so necessary.

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  4. Hello!:) Not a handsome bird, which doesn't seem fair when they clean up so well,...great capture though!

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  5. Impressive birds! And interesting too.

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  6. That is obviously the beauty of the vulture pack, the bar not being set too high. An important part of the natural world. I am always reminded of the vulture stretcher bearers in the film Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

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  7. Great choice for V and wonderful Vulture photos ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

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  8. vulture has such a pejorative connotation!
    ROG, ABCW

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  9. Vultures serve well their role in nature.

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  10. Vultures are handsome creatures. I don't know how many times I've mistaken one for an eagle.

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  11. vultures are ugly birds but great to have around. In Sweden we don´t have them.

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