Turkey vultures are a really common sight in the region and they have some really cool adaptations and noticeable features:
1. When they fly overhead you can see a distinct “v” shape to their wings and body. V is for vulture.
2. Another telltale sign it is a turkey vulture, is how it flies. They wobble–a lot. They fly like they’ve had too much to drink.
3. Their head is featherless. This is because they eat carrion (dead things). Feathers simply trap things that can cause infection.
4. They pee on their legs to cool themselves off and the urine kills bacteria on their legs.
Have you seen them flying around?