December 10, 2013


Cruising. by ricmcarthur
Cruising., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
The garbage men of the sky have such an effortless soaring ability.
They can hang in the breeze without a flap of the wing.
They can handle heavy winds with there wings raised in a v shape, wobbling in circles to utilize the wind currents.

Turkey vultures rock. Can't say that of most birds.

Scientific stuff
Cathartes aura

The Turkey Vulture uses its sense of smell to locate carrion. The part of its brain responsible for processing smells is particularly large, compared to other birds. Its heightened ability to detect odours—it can detect just a few parts per trillion—allows it to find dead animals below a forest canopy.

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