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Submitted By

Pamela Monahan

Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Description

This Black Vulture hopped into an artificial pond to clean up after a tasty treat of carrion. Vultures are the garbage collectors of the Animal Kingdom and get a bad rap as “evil” birds. I believe we are lucky to have them serve this purpose. These birds have a nictating membrane which protects the eye and it is drawn across the eye in this photo.

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Behavior

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Black Vulture Cleaning Up

Black Vulture Cleans Up

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