The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) lives from southern Canada to South America in Subtropical forests, scrublands, pastures, and deserts. In Costa Rica, they live in Caribbean’s lowlands. Its high is 76 cm (30 inches), its weight is 1.4 kg and it has a wingspan of 160–183 cm (63–72 inches).
The body feathers are mostly brownish-black. The adult’s head is small in proportion to its body and is color red. The immature bird has a gray head with a black beak tip and they are black.