A few of this Turkey Vultures - Cathartes aura were hanging out on top of some coconut trees just in front of the Resort I was staying. This one was spreading its wings and holding this position for a very long time, I gather it is taking in the sunshine. There seems to be a bit of a 'goldish' glow to its feather from the sunlight.
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.