IWRC Raptor ID Series
Turkey Vulture Characteristics
bare red head
whitish bill
black underwing with
gray remiges
reddish tarsi
see-through nares
        Adult photos by Jean Chamberlain
black tip on mandibles
(changes to yellowish brown)
gray feathers on head,
pink around nares
black underwing with
gray remiges
see-through nares
        Juvenile photos by Jean Chamberlain

Photo by Eileen Wicker
white down
grayish-black head
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