Turkey Vulture
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General description.

The Turkey Vulture, though ugly in appearance, is graceful in flight. This bird is commonly known as a buzzard and gets its proper name from its appearance. This bird is often found in flight as it is searching for prey from above by sight and smell. It is will eat almost any animal that has died including roadkill and stillbirths of mammals. The birds usually get to the dead animal very recently after it has died. Because they eat dead things, Turkey Vultures are very resistant to disease. These birds nest in a wide variety of places, but they never build a real nest, instead laying their eggs on bare soil.

Juvenile appearance.

Juvenile Turkey Vultures have gray heads.

Flight pattern.

Circles over landscape.

Breeding habits.

Monogamous.

Calls or song.

Usually silent.

Population and distribution.

Common.

Nesting habits.

The Turkey Vulture nests in caves, logs, cliffs, buildings, bushes, and even on the ground and lays 1-3 cream eggs in March and April.
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