The buff-colored Egyptian Vulture is a beautiful bird in a macabre sort of way. It has a regal look about it and indeed in ancient Egypt these birds were considered sacred to the god Isis and hieroglyphs of the vulture were symbols of ancient Egyptian royalty.
Turkey vultures, on the other hand, don’t seem so regal although they are great aviators. In the images below a turkey vulture digs into to a rabbit carcass deposited by the park staff. The turkey vultures have to fight off the local crows who show up for feeding time too. The birds are fed six days a week at Safari Park.
So there were these two turkey vultures finishing off a clown in the desert. One vulture says to the other, “Does this taste funny to you?”
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