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Uploaded by Debbie Oppermann on 09 Dec 2019 in Guelph

The Turkey Vulture, cathartes aura, or Buzzard, is a scavenger that feeds on carrion and is not a pretty bird. In fact it is ugly. It is unique among vultures in that it finds carrion by smell as well as sight. When threatened it defends itself by vomiting powerful stomach acids. It is black with brownish tones and has a red head with ivory bill. They can soar the wind currents for hours without flapping their wings. This vulture was resting on a rocky ledge at the French River Ontario Canada.

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