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Turkey Vulture

Length: 26-32 inches Song: Usually silent. Makes hisses, grunts, or growls around food.
Wingspan: 68-72 inches Behavior: Circles just above treetops and up to 200 feet high, searching for prey by smell and sight.
Weight: 3.2 pounds Breeding: Monogamous.
Habitat: Forest, open landscaped, grassland, bushes, areas, semi-desert, desert. Population: Common. Very slight overall increase.
Migration: Migratory Feeders: Has been known to eat vegetables.
Appearance: It looks like a black cat.
Interesting Facts: Commonly known as a buzzard. Flies with wings above back in a shallow V-shape and rocks from side to side.

Compiled by Haley, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

 Photos - permission from National Fish and Wildlife Service, fws.gov.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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