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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: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
Species identified by Jef braund
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By Jef braund

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Uploaded Jun 8, 2015. Captured Jun 8, 2015 08:02 in Carretera a Punta Sam, 84, 77525 CancĂșn, Q.R., Mexico.
  • NIKON D800E
  • f/8.0
  • 10/40000s
  • ISO800
  • 122mm