Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Best in-flight bird photos I have so far and it would have to be a homely turkey vulture. I have a few more shots of him in flight, but this one is maybe more unusual since it is just as he is taking off.

"Although it has an ugly, bare-skinned face, the Turkey Vulture is beautiful on the wing. Seldom does this graceful and talented bird flap its wings as it soars over large areas searching for carrion."

"Turkey Vultures are valuable for their removal of garbage and disease-causing carrion."

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