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Turkey Vulture (Vomiting) - Cathartes aura I spotted two turkey vultures in a field with a dead critter. The vulture in this photo vomited when I approached! This is a defensive tactic to scare potential predators. They can projectile vomit up to 3 meters!<br />
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Turkey Vulture (Vomiting) - Cathartes aura

I spotted two turkey vultures in a field with a dead critter. The vulture in this photo vomited when I approached! This is a defensive tactic to scare potential predators. They can projectile vomit up to 3 meters!

Habitat: Open field on the side of the road

    comments (5)

  1. Stand clear! Posted one month ago
    1. Hehe! I'm glad it didn't barf in my direction. And, I think it was mostly bluffing anyway because not much came out. Posted one month ago
  2. Didn't know they can do that! Posted one month ago
    1. It's a fun fact ;). Posted one month ago
      1. Agree :) Posted one month 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 Christine Young
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Uploaded May 9, 2021. Captured May 9, 2021 13:39 in Main St S Southbury Plaza Shopping Ctr, Southbury, CT 06488, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/664s
  • ISO1000
  • 300mm