Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Turkey Vulture, October 16, 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 8, 2019

Turkey Vultures, Cathartes aura, are common across much of North America. Those that breed in cooler regions of the continent migrate south to spend the Winter. You are more likely to see Turkey Vultures along country roads, eating road kill (animals accidently killed by cars and trucks). They almost never catch living prey, preferring the dead which they locate using their excellent sense of smell.

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10 comments:

  1. I've never seen on Lea...so it's much like other birds on this group.... fun to see in photos...

    I used to love the old comics with vultures in them...and, one of the best jokes I heard was two vultures sitting on the wires near a road ..just sitting....for ages... then, finally, one said to the other ...I'm tired of this......let's go kill something...

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  2. Great birds and great shot of one. I'm a big fan of both Turkey and Black Vultures. They do yeoman work to keep our world clean and disease-free.

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  3. I love seeing them soaring around high above the city!

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  4. Essential services provided by the creatures!

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  5. We have them and also the black vultures. The black vultures are more attractive, in my opinion.

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  6. Hello, great capture of the Vulture! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  7. I love the shot but he/she definitely isn't your classic beauty :)

    It's great to see your post on 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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