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Texas Grackle or Raven or what? Photo from Central Texas 78070.


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Just now, Kevin said:

The one on the the far right is a Turkey Vulture, the rest are Black Vultures. 

That's based on brown feathers I missed?

7 minutes ago, TexasCobra said:

I was thinking the same, but when they are perching I do not get a view of the underside of their wintips.

That's a useful indicator, but let's try a couple of others.  Notice how these birds are perched with their bodies nearly vertical.  Ravens hold their bodies less vertically and more diagonally; grackles are closer to horizontal.   These vultures have bodies that are more stocky than a raven or grackle.  Because they don't have feathers on them, vulture heads are more rounded and their necks are more appparent.

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