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
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.