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Towering turkey vultures

September 15, 2013
Minot Daily News
Kim Fundingsland/MDN
These two turkey vultures are part of a larger gathering, or “volt,” that has been frequenting southwest Minot this summer. Quite often the vultures have been utilizing a communications tower on 16th Street as a roosting site. Vultures feed almost exclusively on carrion, which they can smell from up to 1 mile away. Powerful stomach acids allow vultures to safely digest decaying and infected carcasses. In flight, they can be identified by spread wingtips, two-toned gray and black wings and a preference for soaring in a circular pattern.


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