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Posted: June 27, 2017

Taken: June 21, 2017


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turkey vulture
Cathartes aura

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Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture
A.k.a. buzzard (Cathartes aura). One of the most common carrion-eaters in the Americas, it's not closely related to Old World vultures. The inset shows the same bird fluffing its feathers. Outside irrigated lands near Fallon, Nevada.

Roger (Grisly), Diane Putnam, Smiley Derleth, Pam J and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo

11 comments - The latest ones
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A splendid shot Sig.
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
An excellent image Sig, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Fine shot, Steve!
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Excellent !
Admired in ~ I ❤ Nature

I have a couple of pairs here and have never managed a decent shot of one !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
slgwv club has replied to Pam J club
I've never had one pose for me like this before!
2 years ago.
 Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth club
Good shot. The feathers thing its doing is very interesting.
2 years ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
I had no idea the turkey vulture and the buzzard were the same bird! Nice pair of shots!
2 years ago.
slgwv club has replied to Diane Putnam club
It's in Wikipedia. It must be true! ;)
2 years ago.
slgwv club
Thanks everyone! They're graceful in flight, but not the most attractive birds close up... ;)
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Terrific and interesting shots Steve, we have nothing like this.
2 years ago.
slgwv club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thanks, Roger!
2 years ago.

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