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Turkey Vulture
(Cathartes aura)

Turkey Vulture
Photo © Don DesJardin
Turkey Vulture Information

Length: 25 - 32"

Habitat: In the Northeast, deciduous and mixed forests, rocky mountainous areas. Prefers habitat adjacent to open country such as farmlands.

Almost entirely carrion, including that of small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish; occasionally, carrion of larger animals; small amounts of vegetable matter.
Identification tips for the Turkey Vulture
Calls of the Turkey Vulture
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Turkey Vulture Breeding Map Turkey Vulture Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional photos and information:

Turkey Vulture
Photos, physical description, behavior, habitat, diet, nesting. Includes sound files of calls of nestlings, juveniles and adults. (From Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Photo of Turkey Vulture in flight
From Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography



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