Turkey, and Black Vultures are very common. In the real world they are critical to a clean environment. Yes, they eat dead animals. However, if not them who ?
One of the South Asian countries almost eradicated Vultures in an effort to control disease. Bad idea. Other vermin took over and their population exploded. Disease became out of control.
The country spent 30 Billion dollars (US) to reintroduce their Vultures.
A vulture has a natural resistance to most all diseases, even anthrax. Rodents don’t.