AZ_015CDY Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)Add to Lightbox Download
A Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) waits it's turn at the carcass of an Elk in Arizona. The Elk was likely road kill we passed on the ride north to the Grand Canyon's southern rim. Vultures are finding life a challenge because Keystone predators are nearly gone. They depend on predators to open the chest cavity of prey.
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- Janet MacCausland
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- Birds of Prey (Inopinaves part 2), Arizona Canyons & Southwest