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Turkey Vulture

Posted by Edwin Bowe on July 5, 2022 at 10:10 pm
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Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
Although appearing black from a distance, turkey vultures are actually dark brown. As shown in this image, when viewed from below, the flight feathers are gray, resulting in a two-toned appearance of the wings. The bright red head, devoid of feathers, is a differentiating feature. Although most birds are believed to have a poor sense of smell, turkey vultures use their sense of small to detect carrion.