Utah Bird Profile
 Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Name Roots: (Gr. kathartes, "a purifier" - aura [its name in South America])

In Utah:  
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a cliff or in a snag at a height of 0 - 20+ feet, in a no nest nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a carnivore: ground scavenger.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in cliff habitat.

by Kent Keller

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