Turkey Vulture

  • Scientific name: Cathartes Aura
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Family: Cathartidae
  • Genus: Cathartes
  • Species: C. Aura

Fun Facts


  • Turkey vultures do not eat live animals.
  • A group of vultures is called "venue."
  • Vultures circling in the air are a "kettle."
  • Male and Female turkey vultures are identical in appearance.
  • A turkey vulture is one of the few birds of prey that is able to use it's sense of smell to locate food.
  • A turkey vulture weighs approximately 6 pounds and has a wingspan of 72 inches (6 feet).
Turkey Vulture