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turkey buzzard:

see vulturevulture,
common name for large birds of prey of temperate and tropical regions. The Old World vultures (family Accipitridae) are allied to hawks and eagles; the more ancient American vultures and condors are of a different family (Cathartidae) with distant links to storks and
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"People think turkey vultures are dirty, stupid birds, but that's just not the case," she said as Ferdinand pecked at his ankle straps and leash while perched atop Dodge's arm.
This advantage would allow lesser yellow-headed vultures to locate food sources in areas where the turkey vulture was not initially present and explain why lesser yellow-headed vultures are often the first at carcasses.
Consider the Turkey Vulture median arrivals (Table 2)--30 days earlier in 1965-1987 (Charleston) than in 1903-1922 (Urbana) and on average 41 days earlier in 1988-2005 than previously in Urbana.
A turkey vulture was collected by US Department of Agriculture/Wildlife Service biologists in Texas and prepared (freeze-dried taxidermy mount) by staff of the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Exhibits Central to resemble a vulture in a non-natural pose.
The turkey vulture has a good appetite, easily eating more than 150 grams of cut-up chicken meat a day, and is in good health, according to the officials.
He is a turkey vulture, attracted to what glimmers and what's dead.
These included a turkey vulture, eagle, several cockatiels and a golden- mantled rosella parakeet, which was spotted feeding on bird tables in Bishopbriggs.
He sees indigo buntings, black bears, deer, and even a turkey vulture that circles by occasionally "to see if I'm still alive." The show is enough to make a researcher's mind wander, Doug admits, but not for long.
She developed an interest in birds while going on bird walks with her mother, but working with the 10 raptors at Stillman including hawks, owls, falcons and a turkey vulture has given a whole new meaning to bird watching, Behrendt says.
They put on a steering rudder; they watched a turkey vulture in flight and incorporated "wing warp", which is a way of tilting up one wing end while the other lowers.
Youngsters also had the chance to measure their arm span against a turkey vulture's 6-foot wingspan, drawn in chalk on the ground at the raptor center.