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."
|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|