Sunday, February 19, 2012

Turkey Vulture, # 20/50

The top image was taken on Snake Road in the Everglades, and the bottom one was taken in Loxahatchee NWR.  Everything is beautiful :-)

Interesting Facts:
Large size, bare reddish head and silver gray and black under wings are diagnostic.  It soars in a broad V and seldom flaps its wings.  This is one of nature's sanitarians, feeding on carrion, especially roadkills.  At dawn, these birds spread their wings to absorb solar heat.

1 comment:

  1. Love this blog Rachelle! I'll need to come bird watching with you sometime! xo


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