Keith Kridler, Texas

Black Vulture name contest

January 11, 2008
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Categories: General, Non-Daffodil

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These are Black Vultures because they have the black bare skin heads. The Turkey Vultures have a really ugly red skinned head.
There is a Mexican Buzzard that they call a Caracara that looks more like a small Eagle than a vulture.
Not sure what you call a big group of them but if they invite you over for dinner it is enough to
GAG-A-GAL
or
GAG-A-GUY!
These were eating a road killed armadillo. Keith Kridler Mt. Pleasant, Texas

3 responses to “Black Vulture name contest”

  1. Melissa Reading says:


    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Wildlife-2507/group-vultures.htm

    "The proper term for a group of vultures may depend on what they are doing at the time. In the evening and at night, it is a roost. When there is a group flying around in circles in morning hours or on migration, it is a kettle. A group around a carcass is a convergence. Groups of vultures are also referred to simply as flocks, but the above terms are more descriptive."

    Melissa

    At 05:54 AM 1/11/2008, Keith Kridler wrote:

    These are Black Vultures because they have the black bare skin heads. The
    Turkey Vultures have a really ugly red skinned head.

    There is a Mexican Buzzard that they call a Caracara that looks more like a
    small Eagle than a vulture.

    Not sure what you call a big group of them but if they invite you over for
    dinner it is enough to

    GAG-A-GAL

    or

    GAG-A-GUY!

    These were eating a road killed armadillo. Keith Kridler Mt. Pleasant, Texas


     

  2. Laura Baxter says:

    I would call them a blessing, because they are getting rid of the dead stinkey carrion for us so that we can live a healthier lifestyle, but in all probability, I think they are in the crow family and are called a murder.
    Laura

  3. Susan Dill says:

    Since my local group of vultures likes to dine in a field where Van Sion blooms, and because they’re thorough at cleaning up, I’d call them Ugly Black Mop. 
    Sue Dill