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