Length: 25 - 32"
Habitat: In the Northeast, deciduous and mixed forests, rocky mountainous areas. Prefers habitat adjacent to open country such as farmlands.
Diet: lmost entirely carrion, including that of small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish; occasionally, carrion of larger animals; small amounts of vegetable matter.
Additional photos and information
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)
Photo of Turkey Vulture in flight
From Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Winter Map from eBird
Sightings of the Turkey Vulture Nov-Mar over last 10 years
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS