Thursday, February 4, 2016

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) - 14Sep2015

Could you imagine all the rotting flesh that would be sitting around if it were not for Vultures?  The Turkey Vulture is a master of finding rotting flesh and eating it.  If only we could have the intestinal fortitude of a Turkey Vulture, I could stomach my wife's vegan dishes.  Never the less, the poor Turkey Vulture is maligned by most people and its greatest claim to fame is that Zone-tailed Hawks can look like them from a distance especially if you had one too many drinks.

I am trying to remember which famous birder said that the TV was his favorite bird.  Was it Roger Peterson?  I can see that.  Here's to you Eater of Carrion, Denizen of the Blue Sky, Vulture of Turkeys.

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