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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Aves > Cathartiformes > Cathartidae

A large bird, common around Montreal, and a scavenger feeding almost exclusively on carrion. Viewed against the sky, the bird appears black but in fact the bird is dark-brown and the bottom of the wings are light brown.

If you are able to have a good look at the color and shape of its head, easy to identify. On distance, dark almost black, flying in circles, groups with others of the same species.

This species stays in the Montreal area only in summer and can be seen flying looking for cadavers over any park.

Belvédère Outremont, Montreal2022-05-14
Park Angrignon, Montreal2022-04-10
Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park2021-08-19
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation2019-09-01
Park Mont-Royal2019-07-14
Rapids Park Lachine2019-06-22
Park Angrignon, Montreal2019-05-08
Rapids Park Lachine2019-04-14