Survival Secrets of Turkey Vultures
Suggested age range for readers: 9-11.
This peer-reviewed narrative is crammed with scientific facts based on the extensive field research of leading American and Canadian raptor biologists.
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What makes vultures unique? What two weird defense tricks do turkey vultures use to freak out their predators? A turkey vulture's hiss sounds like ... an industrial vacuum.
Explore these and other adaptations as you join mother vulture on a hunt to feed her chicks. The turkey vulture lacks swift aerial moves, talons that stab, jaws that crush. It can't even defend itself against attackers, kill its prey, or hunt without thermals. Yet there are many things this vulture can do.
Creative Nonfiction: Storytelling techniques are combined with scientific facts and captivating photographs.
Backmatter includes fun activities to reinforce scientific concepts.