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Nature: Talking turkey - Turkey Vulture

A turkey vulture rests on a branch after feeding on a roadkill squirrel at Fritz Loven Park on June 4th, 2018. According to The Raptor Center at the College Of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, the turkey vulture prefers open country ...

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A close-up view of a turkey vulture resting on a branch at Fritz Loven Park on June 4th, 2018. Photo by Cis Pecarich.

A turkey vulture rests on a branch after feeding on a roadkill squirrel at Fritz Loven Park on June 4th, 2018.

According to The Raptor Center at the College Of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, the turkey vulture prefers open country habitat and roosts on the ground in large congregations in secluded woods.

Turkey vultures feed on carrion, which they locate by smell or possibly vision. They are often seen feeding in groups on large items but will eat almost anything.

The turkey vulture has a sharp beak and will regurgitate their last meal as a defense mechanism.

Learn more at: https://www.raptor.umn.edu/learn-about-raptors/raptors-north-america/tur...

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A turkey vulture rests on a branch after feeding on a roadkill squirrel at Fritz Loven Park on June 4th, 2018. Photo by Cis Pecarich.

Related Topics: FRITZ LOVEN PARK
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