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Alphabet Birds ~ Vulture

Almost done with my Alphabet Birds series.


My least favorite bird of all. Vulture. But they are a necessary bird at times.

There are two types of vultures in North America, the Turkey Vulture, which is showing up farther north into Canada every year. This bird is seen across the USA. 

Then there is the Black Vulture, which lives in the southeastern states and into Mexico.

The Turkey Vulture is able to find food with its excellent eyesight or with its sense of smell, unlike the Black Vulture that is only able to find its food visually.

The Turkey Vulture has a wing span of up to 6 feet and can weigh up to 5 lbs.  It’s easy to spot because it has a red featherless head. This scavenger flies low to detect the gasses of decay.  

They usually live to about 21 years.  They are well known for rarely flapping their wings instead relying on air currents to keep them circling. 

  • Vultures can be neccesary birds, right?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?

Written by Carol DM


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