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    What kind of bird is this?



    There was a pair hunting in my front (Ute Valley) yard a little while ago.
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    Turkey Vulture, not hunting, scavanging.
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    Might be a Peregrin. A type of falcon i think.

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    Turkey vulture

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    cool pic, pretty sure it's a turkey vulture, huge wingspan.

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    Turkey Vulture period.
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    Definitely not Perigrine - that was my first thought. But it's too big and wrong coloring.

    I have to agree with the Turkey Vulture call. When I Googled that, there's a picture almost identical to this one. Thanks!
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    Here's another shot. Low pass; he was just a few feet off the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Definitely not Perigrine - that was my first thought. But it's too big and wrong coloring.

    I have to agree with the Turkey Vulture call. When I Googled that, there's a picture almost identical to this one. Thanks!
    Yep a very common sight in California where I just moved from. Not as common in Colorado but they are here. So yes it is a Turkey Vulture almost as common as sparrows in Cali.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    Yep a very common sight in California where I just moved from. Not as common in Colorado but they are here. So yes it is a Turkey Vulture almost as common as sparrows in Cali.
    Really? They're not common on the Front Range? They're everywhere here in Durango.

    I think they follow me on rides 'cause I often look like I'm about to keel over at any second.

    To the OP, yes, that's absolutely a Turkey Vulture.

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    African swallow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JChasse View Post
    Really? They're not common on the Front Range? They're everywhere here in Durango.

    I think they follow me on rides 'cause I often look like I'm about to keel over at any second.

    To the OP, yes, that's absolutely a Turkey Vulture.
    Yeah that's what I meant not common in most parts of Colorado but very common in the southern part. A desert bird for sure.
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    One time at Apex, just off Grubstake, there were a dozen of these beautiful Turkey Vultures just hanging out on the rocks having grand old time. An uplifting sight and to the left was a huge (one of biggest I've seen) bull elks with it harem pawing the dirt. We should be so happy that we have a park there rather than big, rich bankers' mansions with iron gates and video security. Don't you agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF View Post
    African swallow.
    Where's the coconut, then? Or is this an unladen one?

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    And what is the wing beat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF View Post
    African swallow.
    I don't know...

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    Turker Vulture - and they're all over up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
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    That, sir, is a karate chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    Where's the coconut, then? Or is this an unladen one?
    They're harder to identify without the coconut, but that is definitely an African Swallow. You can tell by its air-speed velocity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF View Post
    African swallow.
    Couldn't be, African swallows are non-migratory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    Couldn't be, African swallows are non-migratory.
    Carried over on the trade winds.
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    Vulture


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