Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture 

Turkey vultures have a great sense of smell.  They prefer to nest in cliffs away from civilization.  Groups of vultures flying upwards to gain altitude are called "kettles."

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME CATHARTES AURA
WHERE IN THE WILD? OPEN WOODLAND, FARMLAND, FOREST, RANGELAND OF NORTH AMERICA
WHAT'S ON THE MENU? CARRION, MAMMALS, FRESHLY DEAD ANIMALS
LIFE EXPECTANCY 25 YEARS