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Common Name:Vulture, Turkey
Scientific Name:Cathartes aura
Area:Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, California
Date:March 8, 2012

Turkey Vultures have featherless heads which serve them well for feeding on carcasses. They are a common sight souring on their long wings, which have a 6 foot span.

Henderer Road, Elkton, Oregon - - - September 1, 2006

Reference:The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Western Birds by Peterson / Familiar Birds of the Northwest by Nehls