Vultures

Vultures are a vitl part of a balanced ecosystem. feeding primarily on carrion, vultures help to convert remnants of the dead into nutrients that support the living.

There is some evidence that the Black Vulture may rely more on their keen vision than the Turkey Vulture to find "roadkills." If they don't arrive first, they are more aggresive than Turkey Vultures.

Turkey Vultures are unmatched at using updrafts and thermals, they can tease lift from the slightest pocket of rising air and patrol skies when other soaring birds are grounded. The Turkey Vulture eats carrion almost exclusively, so its bill and feet are not as powerful as those of eagles, hawks and falcons, which kill live prey.

Turkey Vulture gliding in the sky
Turkey Vulture gliding in the sky
Eurasian Black Vulture
Eurasian Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture perched on a chimney.
Turkey Vulture perched on a chimney.
Turkey Vulture perched on a chimney.
Turkey Vulture perched on a chimney.
Eurasian Black Vulture
Eurasian Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture flying
Turkey Vulture flying
Turkey Vulture gliding
Turkey Vulture gliding
Black Vulture curious
Black Vulture curious
Black Vulture looking for something
Black Vulture looking for something

Bird photography by Larysa Johnston





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