In Oregon, Turkey Vultures are very common. In spring through summer, they will soar and hunt anywhere. But in winter or fall, they usually circle over fields.
What do they look like? These birds have red heads and are very big.
That do they eat? They are birds of prey which means that they are meat eaters. Another word for what they are carnivores. pronounced “car-ni-vors.” Turkey vultures are bald because when the eat meat they don’t want it to get messy. So that’s why their heads looks red.
Where can you find them? You will sometimes see them at the beach circling high in the sky. You can also find them in open spaces such as the side of the road and farm fields. Look for them really early. Even 9:00 am.
Babies? Their eggs are white. So are baby Turkey Vultures. They are very fluffy with baby feathers call “downy feathers.” Down is used in pillows.
If you want to learn more about this bird and others, go to this website: The Cornell lab of Ornithology