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Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura





credit: Snowmanradio/CCSA


ADULT Appears mainly blackish in harsh light, but brownish plumage tone is revealed at close range. Bald head is reddish and bill is pale. In flight, seen from below, silvery gray flight feathers contrast with otherwise dark plumage; note the proportionately long tail. JUVENILE Similar to adult, but with browner plumage and dark head and bill.

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