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A New Appreciation / Black Vulture

After spending time with these birds I have a different point of view. And, surprise, they have really beautiful soot black feathers. This is a Black Vulture. Turkey Vultures are not as colorful and have light bands under their wings.

Black Vulture - Click To Enlarge
Black Vulture – Click To Enlarge
Black Vulture - Click To Enlarge
Black Vulture – Click To Enlarge

The bird in the photographs has ‘imprinted’ on humans. This means no fear, and no way of taking care of himself. So he just walked around me, flew a little, and poked at shoe laces a lot. He was not tame by any means and I was told to not even try to touch him. I didn’t.

Unlike a Turkey Vulture these birds have powerful wings and fly effortlessly.

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