Turkey Vulture

Latin Name: Cathartes aura (cleanse/purge)(air, breeze)

Lifespan Wild: 16 yrs

Lifespan Captivity: 30 yrs

Weight: 3 lbs

Diet: Carnivore, almost exclusively carrion. Unlike larger vulture species they rarely kill prey

Mating Season: varies

Incubation: 38-41 days

Clutch: 2, rarely 3

Active: Diurnal 

Notes: 2 meter wingspan

Highly developed smell

Lays eggs on ground

Some migrate

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