Encyclopedia of Life: http://eol.org/pages/1049010/overview
Brief introduction: The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura aura (Linnaeus, 1758)), also known as the Turkey Buzzard in North America, is the most widespread vulture species. It lives in a range of open and semi-open areas, such as shrublands, sub-tropical forests and pastures. The Turkey Vulture is a scavanger, feeding exclusively on carrion - it flies low using its keen eye and sense of smell to detect the gases produced during the decay of dead animals.
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