Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Vulture's Keen Sense Of Smell

A vulture can smell the body of a dead animal from over a mile away.

Picture from LeesBird

While the sense of smell is the least developed sense for most birds, the vulture is an exception.   Vultures have excellent senses of sight and smell to help them locate food.  Because of this, vultures often have large territories and will spend a lot of time soaring to locate their next meal.

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