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Turkey Buzzards


Turkey Buzzards
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 74 N: 84] (673)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras, Birds of Prey, Birds / Aviones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-15 18:57
Viewed: 3590
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Turkey Vulture is awkward on the ground with an ungainly, hopping walk. It requires a great deal of effort to take flight, flapping its wings while pushing off the ground and hopping with its feet. While soaring, the Turkey Vultures holds its wings in a shallow V-shape and often tips from side to side, frequently causing the gray flight feathers to appear silvery as they catch the light. The flight of the Turkey Vulture is an example of static soaring flight, in which it flaps its wings very infrequently, and takes advantage of rising thermals to stay soaring.


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