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Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) Preflight Warmup

After a cold night a "Committee" of Turkey Vultures warm up in the sunshine. Contrary to common belief Turkey Vultures are gentle, non-aggressive birds and they do not circle dying animals. This photo was taken at 8:00 am. The Vultures were perched in a dead tree located on the edge of Morro Bay.

 

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Taken on December 5, 2013