Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) are found across southern British Columbia during the summer. They have a strong sense of smell that helps them to find carrion (dead animals) and rarely hunt live animals. They ride thermal currents looking and smelling for carcasses and are easy to identify in flight with their v-shaped wing flying pattern. They do not make true nests but may pull together some loose soil or vegetation usually on cliffs but also sometimes use hollow logs, old burrows or other raptor nests.

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