Vulture at rest
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Photo taken by Robert Campbell -
"Turkey Vulture: These scavengers are SLIGHTLY larger than hawks and are frequently mistaken for them, or for eagles, but their identification is easy. Turkey Vultures soar with their wings angled upward in a dihedral, or V-shaped pattern. Turkey Vultures are black, with unmistakable broad, white margins under their wings and bald, red heads (black in juveniles.) If one is unfortunate enough to be very close to them, the first thing noticed is the pungent odor of decaying flesh."