Vultures, sometimes mistakenly called "buzzards", feed primarily on carrion. They will also eat garbage and decaying vegetation. Turkey Vultures do occasionally prey on birds and small animals.
They have no feathers on their heads. Adult Turkey Vultures' red heads resemble turkey wattles, hence the name. Unlike most birds, they have a keen sense of smell which they use to locate food.
Vultures roost and nest communally. They don't build nests but lay their eggs in a sheltered location, often in a dense thicket or hollow stump.
There is currently a research project tracking the movement of tagged vultures.
|diet/native food plants
|carrion*, young birds, small mammals
Sp=spring Su=summer F=fall W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined M=Migrant