Turkey Vulture

Photo: Turkey vulture soaring courtesy of Thomas Dunkerton.

The Turkey Vulture is a large bird that is often seen flying and soaring over the prairie. It holds its wings in a V-shape as it soars. It has a red head and black and silvery coloration on the underside of its wings. This bird is a scavenger and is commonly sighted along roadsides feeding on roadkill.


Photo: Turkey vulture soaring courtesy of Thomas Dunkerton.