Artwork / Baby Sees ABCs / V Is for Vulture

turkey vulture committee of three, wildlife painting
Gwenn Seemel
V Is for Vulture
acrylic on panel
14 x 14 inches


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The first names embedded in this image are Valentino, Valerie, Vali, Vanessa, Vasco, Vashti, Veda, Vee, Vega, Vemvane, Venus, Vera, Veronica, Vertamae, Victoria, Vida, Vilma, Vincelle, Vincent, Violet, Vipin, Virgil, Virginia, Vishnu, Vivian, and Vladimir.

Turkey vultures roost in large groups, but spend the day foraging independently for carrion, which is its main food source. This species doesn’t have many predators, though large birds of prey can be dangerous along with raccoons and opossums, who go after eggs or nestlings. Its primary defense is projectile vomit, with the foul smell and stinging stomach acid deterring most attackers.

You can watch the making of V Is for Vulture.

turkey vulture art
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