Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Order

CICONIIFORMES

Family

New World Vultures (Cathartidae)

Code 4

TUVU

Code 6

CATAUA

ITIS

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HEAD

Turkey Vulture Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head Pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red bare skin.
  • Forehead Color: Red bare skin.
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Turkey Vulture Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 66-81 cm (26-32 in)
  • Weight: 1451 g (51.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Turkey Vulture Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Circles with wings in shallow V.
  • Wingspan Range: 173-183 cm (68-72 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow-gray
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