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Turkey Vulture, A Poem
BirdNote
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07/08/2012
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Robinson Jeffers offers a poem about a vulture.

 

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2:00 minutes (1.6 MB)
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Vultures are an avian clean-up crew, removing carrion from the landscape. When Turkey Vultures circle low, you can see their naked red heads and deeply slotted black primary feathers. With their wings canted in a dihedral "V," they tilt upwind from side to side. The Turkey Vulture's keen sense of smell enables it, even high aloft, to locate dead animals on the ground.


 
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