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Turkey Vulture

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 23 February 2016 in Animal & Insect.

In the Spirit of Silly Tuesday…
This guy will not win any beauty contests.

The turkey vulture, also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard (or just buzzard), is a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion. This is the first time I have ever seen one in the field and woods near my house.

NIKON D5500 1/400 second F/6.3 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a strong presence it has . .

23 Feb 2016 7:53am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Impressive vulture

23 Feb 2016 8:20am

jean pierre a from France

superbe envregure ce bel oiseau!! amitiés

23 Feb 2016 9:35am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe prise!

23 Feb 2016 1:12pm

Devi from Chennai, India

He looks pretty dangerous:)))

23 Feb 2016 3:34pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

What a tiny head he has - I don't know why but I thought the buzzard would have a bigger head.

23 Feb 2016 5:14pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome!

23 Feb 2016 7:00pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien les ailes

24 Feb 2016 3:01pm

NIKON D5500
1/400 second
F/6.3
ISO 200
450 mm (35mm equiv.)