Unknown Bird is Austin, Tx


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Unknown Bird Austin,Tx

Unknown Bird Austin,Tx

I'm pretty sure I saw this bird with another one of the same kind last year around this time, but I am not sure what it is. My mom says she heard them talking about an unknown big, black bird in Austin on the radio but they haven't been able to find out what it is since they can't catch it. It's about the size of a vulture but isn't bald like the average vulture in Texas and its all black without those white tips. Its beak is a dark orange-red as well as its feet. We also have a video of it flying. Any help on where we can find more information about it or what kind of bird it is? Thanks.

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Dec 18, 2011
Unknown Bird
by: Anonymous

I'm Sorry not Turkey vulture "buzzard" but black vulture

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_Vulture/id


The Turkey Vulture received its common name from the resemblance of the adult's bald red head and its dark plumage to that of the male Wild Turkey, while the name "vulture" is derived from the Latin word vulturus, meaning "tearer," and is a reference to its feeding habits.[9] The word buzzard is used by North Americans to refer to this bird, yet in the Old World this word refers to members of the genus Buteo.

Dec 17, 2011
Unknown Bird is Austin, Tx
by: Anonymous

I'm pretty sure this is a turkey buzzard

Dec 17, 2011
Black vulture- not turkey?
by: Anonymous

Take a look at online photos of black vultures- looks like one to me!

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