The Turkey Vulture uses thermal currents to glide through the air, only rarely flapping its wings. It has few natural predators, and is a protected species in North America. We saw quite a few of them on our visit to Crawford Lake, majestically hovering in the air searching for food. Not the prettiest of birds, but their flight is rather mesmerising to watch.
Always wonder why the #vulture was always hanging around the barn and I started to climb to the second level and a horrible scream was let out , sounded like a demons screaming and I look and this is what I found ! Who knew something so cute and small can intimidate anything that get near it ... this little guy is now a adult but wanted to share with you ! #wild#bird#chickens
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New “Vulture” sticker now available on our website! 🦅
Some driving doodles I did today. I've been thinking about a personal project lately (as always hahahaha) and I might do a full inktober run this year based on this fantasy conceit! Presenting a warrior, healer and dragon in that order.
Happy INTERNATIONAL vulture awareness day! These are some of my favorite birds on the planet, I can’t help but love them. 💕 Here’s my favorite goofy ball, young Simon from @birdsandexoticsoftheworld
Unfortunately, they’re facing major threats because of, you guessed it.... HUMANS! 🤮
Why are they important?
For the same reason they are commonly hated is the reason they’re so important to the environment. Their extremely corrosive stomach acid is perfect for digesting and eliminating harmful toxins and bacteria that can be found carrion.
What can you do to help them? - Moving roadkill off the road will limit the amount of vultures getting hit by cars.
- Support Zoos and other credible facilities working to conserve their species. - Teach people to love them! I personally think they’re beautiful but even if you don’t, they’re animals that need our attention and action.
What do you love about vultures and how do you help them? #lesseryellowheadedvulture#vulture#birdsofprey#conservation#endangeredspecies#internationalvultureawarenessday
#throwbackthursday#sketchdump this week is my old design of a scansoriopterygid that evolved to be a gigantic scavenger that spat a mist of stomach acid. I ended up setting this one aside and appropriating many of these features in other designs (sunrise titan got a lot of them) but will always like this concept and the look of this nasty beast.