Black vulture vs turkey vulture
Rudy Mancke breaks down the differences between black vultures and turkey vultures.
Transcript (edited for clarity):
Hi, this is Rudy Mancke from USC for NatureNotes.
The difference between a black vulture and a turkey vulture. A black vulture has sort of a gray or black head. The turkey vulture has a reddish head that makes it look like a turkey.
And when they're flying, the turkey vultures have that interesting little V-shaped angle with white on the back of the wings that runs along all of the back. And then a black vulture has black under the tips of the wings.
The other real difference too is that the turkey vulture has a very good sense of smell. The black vulture does not. So which one finds more food? Well, of course, you can smell around the corner. It's the turkey vulture with a better sense of smell.