Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture Scientific Name: Cathartes aura

Turkey vultures have a heightened sense of smell, allowing it to detect carcasses before other larger scavengers.
  • Size: Weight: 2 to 4.5 pounds; Length: 26 to 32 inches; Wingspan: 67 to 72 inches
  • Diet: Carrion, occasionally will kill and eat small mammals
  • Habitat: Wide variety, anywhere they can find carrion food supply
  • Range in the Wild: Southern Canada to the southern-most part of South America, and is currently expanding further north

Conservation Status


Listed as Least Concern.

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