Raptors - Ryan Taylor


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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Narrows Reserve, Beavercreek, Ohio

While technically not raptors or birds of prey, Turkey Vultures feed on carrion, such as already dead rodents, smaller mammals and roadkill. The true classification of raptors would be given to birds that hunt for their own food. This is a shot of a rather steely-eyed one that was resting while perched in a tree.

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