Friday, December 2, 2022

2 Vultures Are Black But Only One Black Vulture

A lot of times people around my area tell me about seeing a vulture flying overhead but when I ask them if it was a Black Vultures or a Turkey Vulture they often draw a blank. They say it was black but both vultures are somewhat black. Most of the time you can see the silver wingtips on the Black Vulture, especially if you use binoculars. They are also have a little more compact look and keep their wings straighter more like a hawk.

Turkey Vulture may be a little lighter at the wingtips but don't have those distinct silver markings. They are a little bit lankier and often keep their wings in a dihedral and oscillate from side to side when in flight.  

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