Birds - Joseph Verdirame Nature Photography
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Turkey Vulture: so you think you're having a bad hair day?

Ontario's only vulture, the Turkey Vulture is surprisingly common in both urban and rural areas. On warm summer days, it can be seen gliding above fields, its wings in a slight V formation, tilting from side to side to take advantage of the winds. As with all vultures, it feeds only on carrion; the lack of feathers on its head allows the bird to poke its head easily into the carcasses of animals without any soiling of feathers.

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