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How To Tell A Black Vulture And A Turkey Vulture Apart

How To Tell A Black Vulture And A Turkey Vulture Apart

How To Tell A Black Vulture And A Turkey Vulture Apart. Many people are unaware that there are two kinds of vultures in North America, the common turkey vulture and the black vulture. Chances are you see black vultures all the time and don't even know it.

Turkey Vulture. Ok so, they have a face only a mother can love, but they are huge and pretty cool birds

Turkey Vulture. Ok so, they have a face only a mother can love, but they are huge and pretty cool birds

Black Vultures - quite beautiful in flight  in the dim light of the rain forest - watched a pair in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Black Vultures - quite beautiful in flight in the dim light of the rain forest - watched a pair in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Turkey Vulture - thankfully a rare site out back, but they have been seen out in the back trees after what I have to assume is a dead animal bringing them in. One thing comes to my mind when I see these birds sitting and hissing (they actually make a hissing sound), and that one thing is "Angel of Death".

Turkey Vulture - thankfully a rare site out back, but they have been seen out in the back trees after what I have to assume is a dead animal bringing them in. One thing comes to my mind when I see these birds sitting and hissing (they actually make a hissing sound), and that one thing is "Angel of Death".

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura). 'Watched one gliding overhead a couple days ago--so graceful in the sky!

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura). 'Watched one gliding overhead a couple days ago--so graceful in the sky!

Turkey Vultures Don’t Deserve the Bad Rap: Cool Facts on These Iowa Scavengers from the Iowa DNR

Turkey Vultures Don’t Deserve the Bad Rap: Cool Facts on These Iowa Scavengers from the Iowa DNR

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