This “buzzard” is perhaps the most commonly seen soaring bird in our state. Identify it from below by its shallow V-angled wing posture and two-toned pattern, with the forward edge of the wings black and the trailing half gray or silvery.
Vultures are under-appreciated by many humans. Learn about the valuable service these birds provide at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Vulture Venture program Feb. 21 at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery near Branson.
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