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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

The Turkey Vulture is the most widespread of the New World vultures. They, at times, may be found from southern Canada to the southernmost South America. Over the norther parts if its range it is only a summer breeder. These bird’s highly developed olfactory sense enable them to locate concealed carcasses, and other scavengers will often follow them to feed.

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