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Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura This Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura are very common in Costa Rica and my local friend was telling me that they are highly appreciated for cleaning out road-kills (wild animals run-over by cars). Cathartes aura,Costa Rica,Geotagged,Spring,Turkey Vulture Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

This Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura are very common in Costa Rica and my local friend was telling me that they are highly appreciated for cleaning out road-kills (wild animals run-over by cars).

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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 Albert Kang
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Uploaded Aug 14, 2016. Captured Mar 24, 2015 00:56 in Camino a Durika, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/5.6
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO320
  • 300mm