Turkey vulture as detective

This is a turkey vulture video.

And this video from the USA says about itself:

Ever wonder why a vulture’s head is bald? QUEST visits the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, CA, to meet their resident Turkey Vulture and learn about what life is like in the Bay Area for these bald “beauties.”

From AFP news agency, reporting from Germany:

Bird trainer German Alonso shows off Sherlock, a Turkey vulture currently being trained to detect human remains, at Walsrode’s Bird Park. The vulture, usually able to detect decaying flesh at an altitude of 1.000 meters, is being trained to find the bodies of missing persons in wooded areas, or difficult terrain.

See also here.

Turkey vultures urinate on their own legs if they get too hot: here.

Abaco turkey vultures: here.

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