new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
_MG_5496 Sunning Turkey Vulture | by Ned Harris
Back to photostream

_MG_5496 Sunning Turkey Vulture

Adult Turkey vulture "sunning".

Tucson, AZ..

5-16-10

Photo By: Ned Harris.

 

"Sunning" is believed to serve several purposes: It driies out feathers, warms the bird, and the heat also helps to keep the flight feathers in the correct shape.

702 views
1 fave
9 comments
Taken on May 16, 2010