A believer is a bird in a cage…

A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing.

A Robert Green Ingersoll quotation

Turkey Vulture

Have you spotted this bird?

The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion.[4] It finds its meals using its keen vision and sense of smell, flying low enough to detect the gasses produced by the beginnings of the process of decay in dead animals.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 25 inches Wingspan: 72 inches
• Sexes similar, long and rounded tail
• Very large, broad-winged, soaring bird
• Longish, hooked bill, short, thick legs
• Holds wings in a dihedral angle while soaring and gliding
• Spends most time soaring, infrequent flaps are slow and laborious
• Small, unfeathered head
• Plumage dark brown except for paler flight feathers, appearing black and gray
• Immature like adult
Adult:
• Red head
• Yellowish bill
• Reddish legs

The Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura, also known in some North American regions as the Turkey Buzzard or “buzzard”, is a bird found throughout most of the Americas. One of three species in the genus Cathartes, in the family Cathartidae.

It nests in caves, hollow trees, or thickets, each year generally raising two chicks, which it feeds by regurgitation. It has very few natural predators. In the USA, the vulture receives legal protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

 

 

A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing.

By Robert Green Ingersoll

 

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