Cumoto Forest, TrinidadThis is a brownish black bird with the head and neck being bare and red in color. There are yellow bands on the nape of the neck. The undersides of the flight feathers are pale gray. The feet are red. The sexes are similar but the female is slightly larger. Their size is between 64-81 cm (25-32 in) and weight of 2000 g (70.6 ounces). The immature have a gray head with black beak tip.
The Turkey Vulture is similiar to the Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture but larger. Turkey
Vultures are named for their red heads which give them a slight resemblance to a turkey.
Family - Vulture
Local Names - King Corbeau
Latin Name - Cathartes aura
Range - Southern Canada through North Central and South America
Cumoto Forest, Trinidad
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