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Breanna Strunc

on 7 February 2014

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Turkey Vultures
By: Breanna Strunc

Turkey vultures have very keen eyesight. They need to see good so they can spot mice or other small animals from a far distance so they can eat them.
Sense turkey vultures can't make many sounds, they depend on their hearing. Turkey vultures have very good hearing so they can hear tiny animals. This way, it makes it easier to hunt!
Turkey vultures look for food, find food, but then how do they pick it up? They use their talons! Talons are kind of like claws that pick up, carry, and rip food.
Turkey vultures use their beak in many different ways. They use their beak to rip up food to bite sized pieces. They also use their beaks to eat their food.

Domain- Eukarya
Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Chordata
Class- Aves Cathartidae
Order- Falconiformes
Family- Cathartidae
Genus- Cathartes
Species- Cathartes aura
Turkey vultures are one of the biggest birds. It grows up to be 32 inches long, with a six-foot wingspan. They are found many places, including forests, fields, roadsides, farmland, and dumps. They are some of the cleanest animals. Turkey vultures preen often and bathe a lot. They are omnivores, so they eat a lot of animals including mice, squirrels, woodchuck, rabbit, skunk, and fox. The plants they eat are leaves, grass, and seeds. Turkey vultures also don't build nests; they just lay their eggs on the ground. They usauly lay about 2 eggs. Baby vultures are able to leave the nest about 10 weeks after hatching.
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