This was my second sighting of Turkey Vultures in the last month, once over the north end of Central Park and most recent over south end of Morningside Park.  Before this, the last time I saw Turkey Vultures in Manhattan was over Central Park South, two summers ago.  Central Park definitely attracts them, but they are not touching down there, so it makes me wonder what their home base is...the Bronx, or Westchester?  Either way, they are scavengers whose function is to return dead animals back into the food chain by eating them.  Sort of like some people I know. 
 


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