Baby Birdorable: Turkey Vulture

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Here are some baby photos (shared via Flickr & Wikipedia) of the Turkey Vulture. Yes, Turkey Vultures are amazing creatures and even cute, especially as white down-covered babies. Both Turkey Vulture parents incubate the eggs. Both also care for the chicks, which are altricial at the time of hatching, which means they are helpless and cannot care for themselves.

Turkey Vulture Chicks
Turkey Vulture Chicks by rebonnett
vulture chick 13July08
vulture chick 13July08 by whiteoakart
Bumble 03Aug08 close
Bumble 03Aug08 close by whiteoakart
vulture2 10 Aug 08
vulture2 10 Aug 08 by whiteoakart

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Turkey Vulture gear!


Wren on March 26, 2010 at 5:21 PM wrote:
Too, too cute. What adorable (birdorable?) little fluff balls. Once upon a time in Virginia, a pair of black vultures built a nest above the entrance to a cancer center. The center administration freaked because 1)migratory, protected species means no eviction and 2)the nest is right above the entrance to a building used by patients who are thinking a lot about their own mortality. The vultures stayed, and the patients *loved* them, especially the babies. PS I assume this means that there weren't any unfortunate barfing incidents. One for the birds!
Canaduck on March 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM wrote:
Holy cow those are freakish and adorable!
Ashira on March 27, 2010 at 10:05 AM wrote:
Those are ridiculously adorable. xD Wren, that's a great story. : D And I love your Carolina Wren avatar! I've got a pair near my house ^_^
Birdorable on March 27, 2010 at 12:09 PM wrote:
Wren, what a wonderful story! I'm glad the nest was a 'hit'. :)
abigail on June 5, 2010 at 3:03 PM wrote:
heres a great story, once upon atime in VRIGINIA a family of four bought 2 baby pekin ducks for easter. One for the 10 yr. old in the family and one for the 13 yr. old in the family. the 10 yr. old named her's Nickey and the 13 yr. old named her's Buddy. The 2 ducks grew up on their lake and became beautiful and had tons of mallard friends! well now, the 2 ducks have one shy mallard friend named, Eddie and now the family of four feeds them and takes care of eddie too. TRUE STORY, AND IM THE 10 YR. OLD! thank and reply back.
abigail on June 5, 2010 at 3:05 PM wrote:
sorry, at the end i mean't thanks and this story has nothing to do with vultures! i know i know!
abigail on June 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM wrote:
the time is one hour before! so just then it was 4:05
lol on October 15, 2016 at 2:21 PM wrote:
that is lovely but know there are rumors that vultures have been killing live chickens :{) it is really weird and I don't think that they are that cute
Louise Warner on February 7, 2017 at 6:07 PM wrote:
turkey vultures are cute"since when?
karen adelaar on May 8, 2020 at 6:58 PM wrote:
I think baby turkey vultures are absolutely adorable. To lol who wrote There are rumors that vultures kill live chickens they are precisely that. Unsubstantiated rumors! vultures do not kill live animals! they clean the environment of freshly dead animals. they digest these remains and an enzyme in their body purifies what they have eaten. they distribute this material as fertilizer. Cathartes Aura means purifying
Virginia Karr on April 25, 2021 at 10:35 PM wrote:
I live in Virginia and have a baby black vulture chick. What do I feed it and how often.
jose on May 12, 2023 at 5:40 PM wrote:
I love vultures
jose on May 12, 2023 at 5:45 PM wrote:
vultures are great and they help the inviroment and in their stomach they have ph=1 and great

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