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Turkey Vulture
The turkey vulture, also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard, and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John crow or carrion crow, is the most widespread of the New World vultures.
Habitat
The turkey vulture is widespread over open country, subtropical forests, shrublands, deserts, and foothills. It is also found in pastures, grasslands, and wetlands. It is most commonly found in relatively open areas which provide nearby woods for nesting and it generally avoids heavily forested areas.
Location
Backyard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Date taken
March, 2021
Scientific name
Cathartes aura
Equipment used
Nikon D90, SIGMA 80-400/4.5-5.6 DG OS. plus a 1+1/4 extender. Hand held
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Wonderful shot and info ... you got John Crow in great pose ... tfs, KC ...
 
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LOL what a cracking pose to capture KC.

That's a superb picture lass - very well done.
 
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What a fabulous pose to capture this TV in. Great lighting, focus, dof, colors, feather detail, and background. Quality work KC! TFS!
 
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I've seen language maps about where people say ... oh, for instance Y'all vs You guys vs Youse. I wonder if Turkey Vulture vs Turkey Buzzard is geographical or if it's a generation thing or a city/country thing. I grew up with buzzard, which was very confusing when I got the Europe where buzzard is a Buteo.
 
WOW WOW WOW that is so marvelous very different shot for this lovely one. superb action.
 

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