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Turkey Vulture - Urubu à Tête Rouge by Yannik Hay
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2 Top Ten
2 Features
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2014-12-25

  • Winning Photos In:
  • FLYING BIRDS or BIRD challenge in Amazing Challenge Entertainment group on 2011-12-20
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  • Top Ten Placements in:
  • 4th Placement in the Top Ten in the Alphabet Legs – Creatures Beginning with ‘T’ challenge in Nature Photography Challenge group on the 2010-12-20
  • 6th Placement in the Top Ten in the Alphabet Legs – Creatures Beginning with ‘U’ challenge in Nature Photography Challenge group on the 2010-12-21
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  • Features
  • A Wilderness somewhere on the 2010-07-20.
  • Ontario on 2010-05-09.

Captured at Kemptville, Ontario, Canada.

The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), also called Vulture is one of three species of birds of prey genus Cathartes, the family of Cathartidae.

It has the widest range of vultures in the New World : it is now southern Canada to southern South America.
It occurs in a wide variety of open habitats and semi-open with forests subtropical shrub lands, the grasslands and deserts .

The Turkey Vulture has a large average of 1.80 meters for an average weight of 1.4 kg. The color of its plumage varies from dark brown to black head and neck were red and without feathers, and his short hooked bill is ivory in color.
With its long broad wings, it uses flight the upslope winds for gliding, not flying its wings rarely.

It is a scavenger that feeds almost exclusively on carrion . His sense of smell is well developed and it finds its food by flying low over the trees, detecting the gases produced by the decomposition of carcasses.

He has no syrinx and indeed its vocalizations consist of grunts and whistles.

The Turkey Vulture nest in cavities of hollow trees or bushes and generally raises two chicks each year that feeds regurgitated food. For U.S. and Canada , it is protected by the Act on the Convention on Migratory Birds .

Date: 2010-04-10
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 640
Shutter speed priority: 1/1300 sec.
F/5.6
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x extender@400mm

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bird, wildlife, wings, nature

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Wow, thx so much and I like your banner :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Alex Mokrzycki
    Alex Mokrzyckiover 4 years ago

    top capture Yannik, - what a bird-excellent clarity and image.—top shelf

  • Thank you so much Alex, we were shooting great herons when the vulture flew above our head. What a luck :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 4 years ago
    • Well done Yannik :-)
  • Thank you so much and have a great day!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    awesome capture :))

  • Many thx, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonover 4 years ago

    Stunning bird capture!!

  • Many thx Duncan, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 4 years ago

    Outstanding shot, my friend!
    Very well composed!

  • Many thx Adri, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyover 4 years ago

    Great shot Yannik!

  • Many thanks for your kind visit and words dear Brian!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    lovely photo, very well done,

  • Thx again dear bro, this was a great chance!

    – Yannik Hay

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 4 years ago

  • A warm thank you for featuring my work. I am very pleased and honoured. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

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