Indiana, USA – November 2021
Vultures are very social birds that like to congregate in large, bare trees. The large turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) with the red heads of the adults share their roosting trees with black vultures (Coragyps atratus). Their shape appears much more compact due to shorter and broader wings and short tails. Their flight pattern is more reminiscent of ravens, and they have wrinkled, gray heads as adults. The respective young birds are more inconspicuously colored.
New World vultures of the Americas are only distantly related to Old World vultures.