"<em>B. vulgaris</em> is twenty-two inches long, the head is large and the body heavy. Above, the color is chocolate-brown; grayish-white beneath. Its flight is low, and much of its time is spent in sitting on trees, in wooded districts, awaiting its prey, which consists of small quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, insects, and earthworms." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Common Buzzard of Europe

"B. vulgaris is twenty-two inches long, the head is large and the body heavy. Above, the color…

"Rough-Legged Buzzard, (Archibuteo lagopus)."-Whitney, 1902

Rough Legged Buzzard

"Rough-Legged Buzzard, (Archibuteo lagopus)."-Whitney, 1902

Genus <em>Cathartes</em>, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England.

Turkey Buzzard

Genus Cathartes, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England.

Genus <em>Cathartes</em>, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England. These buzzards are feeding on the entrails of a horse.

Turkey Buzzards

Genus Cathartes, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England. These buzzards…

Also known as the winter falcon, is found in California, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Also known as the winter falcon, is found in California, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

Genus <em>Coragyps</em>, about the size of a small turkey. This one is feeding on a cow's head.

Black Vulture

Genus Coragyps, about the size of a small turkey. This one is feeding on a cow's head.

Black vulture (or carrion crow), genus <em>Coragyps</em>, about the size of a small turkey. This group is feeding on a fallen pig.

Black Vulture

Black vulture (or carrion crow), genus Coragyps, about the size of a small turkey. This group…

<em>C. Californianus</em>, a large species of vulture, found only on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, usually near rivers.

California Vulture

C. Californianus, a large species of vulture, found only on the western side of the Rocky Mountains,…

The Turkey vulture is found over the whole United States, but is more numerous in the southern region (Smiley, 1839).

Turkey Vulture

The Turkey vulture is found over the whole United States, but is more numerous in the southern region…

Vultures are carrion eaters. The head and neck are usually bare, and the bill and claws weaker than in the raptors.

Turkey Vulture

Vultures are carrion eaters. The head and neck are usually bare, and the bill and claws weaker than…