January 11, 2017

Winter vulture.

Went looking for a black vulture at Port Stanley, Ontario.
Didn't see it but we did see 8+ turkey vultures.
Had to do a bunch of editing as it was against a bright sky.

Cathartes aura
It is unique among our vultures in that it finds carrion by smell as well as by sight. When threatened, it defends itself by vomiting powerful stomach acids.

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