Size: 26-32"; up to 6-foot wingspan
Male: Large bird with obvious red head and legs in flight, the wings appear two-toned: black leading edge with gray on the trailing edge and tip. The tips of the wings end in finger-like projections. Long squared tail and ivory bill.
Female: Same as male.
Juvenile: Similar to adult, with gray-to-blackish head and bill.
Nest: No nest, or a minimal nest on cliff or in cave. One brood per year.
Eggs: 2; white with brown markings
Incubation: 38-41 days; female and male incubate
Fledging: 66-88 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Turkey Vulture can be found in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Carrion. Parents regurgitate for young