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Bird Spotting: A blackish bird about the size of an eagle, the distinctive flight pattern of the turkey vulture helps to identify this bird as it soars high in the air. Spreading its long wings to form a "V," the turkey vulture flaps in a slow rhythm as it sways from side to side.

Habitat: Home to the turkey vulture is the deciduous forest and woodland, but the large birds can sometimes be seen flying over farmlands near their forest haunts.

Nesting: Without bothering to build a nest, a rock crevice or hollow tree is the perfect site for the turkey vulture to lay its eggs. This bird usually lays two eggs each season, which are whitish in color and heavily marked in brown.

Bird Bite: Turkey vultures are valuable for their removal of garbage and disease-causing carrion.