Does a kettle of vultures circling in the sky give you pause?
Turkey vultures often get a bad rap. Yes, they are pretty ugly. They do perform a vital role in the ecosystem by cleaning up the carrion. It is for some kind of scary seeing a lot of them circling overhead. Here’s some other information:
- Yes, a group of turkey vultures circling is called a kettle of vultures
- They spread their wings to warm up or dry off, usually in the morning
- They can soar for hours at a time, rarely flapping wings
- They clean up the carcasses of dead animals, keeping diseases down
- Wing spans reach up to six feet
- They stick their heads in carcasses so no head feathers to keep clean
- Buzzard is not the correct name for turkey vultures
- They DO NOT kill dogs, cats, or children
Want more information? Here is the Wikipedia link for turkey vultures.