[midvalleybirds] Dark-headed vulture west of Monmouth

clearwater at peak.org clearwater at peak.org
Tue Mar 12 07:13:39 PDT 2019

Could be worth checking out if someone is in the area. Black Vultures 
have been found a couple of times north of Oregon but there are no 
confirmed records for the state. -- joel

On Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 20:00 Barbara Millikan <barbara.millikan at gmail.com> 

> Observed a juvenile TV on a deer carcass on 194 west of Monmouth. 
> Does this mean they have been here long enough to breed? or do immature 
> TVs migrate north? 
> Yrs 
> Barbara 

From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon at gmail.com> 
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:00:17 -0700 
Subject: [obol] Re: juvenile turkey vulture 

Very odd. I doubt recent breeding in the winter months. Have you considered 
Black Vulture? Otherwise some staining over the head or bad lighting? A 
first year Turkey Vulture will show a less brightly colored reddish head... 

David C. Bailey 
Seaside, Oregon 

From: Barbara Millikan <barbara.millikan at gmail.com> 
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:25:03 -0700 
Subject: [obol] Re: juvenile turkey vulture 

It was dusk, could have had some red on head that was not visible. My 
impression was of a dark bird, and the head was just above the carcass as 
it was eating.

Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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