Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
A large bird, common around Montreal, and a scavenger feeding almost exclusively on carrion. Viewed against the sky, the bird appears black but in fact the bird is dark-brown and the bottom of the wings are light brown.
- Turkey Vulture (en)
- Urubú de cabeza roja (es)
- Urubu à tête rouge (fr)
- Truthahngeier (de)
How to Identify
If you are able to have a good look at the color and shape of its head, easy to identify. On distance, dark almost black, flying in circles, groups with others of the same species.
Where & When to Spot
This species stays in the Montreal area only in summer and can be seen flying looking for cadavers over any park.