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Turkey vulture missing septum One characteristic of some American vultures is the missing septum, which allows one to see right through their nose, as this photo shows. Antwerpen,Cathartes aura,Turkey Vulture Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Turkey vulture missing septum

One characteristic of some American vultures is the missing septum, which allows one to see right through their nose, as this photo shows.

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  1. Wow, that's incredible! Posted 8 years ago

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The Turkey vulture is the most widespread of the New World vultures. One of three species in the genus ''Cathartes'' of the family Cathartidae, the turkey vulture ranges from southern Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. It inhabits a variety of open and semi-open areas, including subtropical forests, shrublands, pastures, and deserts.

Similar species: New World Vultures
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 3, 2013. Captured Apr 27, 2013 13:26.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO500
  • 500mm