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Re: buzzard -- Turkey Vulture
Subject: Re: buzzard -- Turkey Vulture
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Re: buzzard -- Turkey Vulture

He or she looked kind of pensive or sad. Guess they had been feeding him
fresh meat. :-) I think it's a turkey buzzard, but I'm not sure.



You think in the right direction, but this bird is usually called
a Turkey Vulture. One of the few birds with an
excellent sense of smell. Nice closeup!

Martin Kramer

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura, also known in North America as the Turkey Buzzard, is a large bird found in the Americas. It is the commonest New World vulture, one of three species in the genus Cathartes, and in the family Cathartidae. It is found in open and semi-open areas, such as subtropical forests, shrublands, pastures, and deserts, from southern Canada to southern South America.
Scientific Name: Cathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names: Turkey Vulture, Turkey Buzzard, Buzzard
French: Urubu à tête rouge German: Truthahngeier Spanish: Aura gallipavo, Zopilote aura
Taxonomy: Vultur aura Linnaeus, 1758, Veracruz, Mexico.

Turkey vulture
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