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AVMF donates to Turkey, Syria to aid earthquake relief

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The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and Merck Animal Health announced April 5 that they are donating $100,000 to support recovery efforts and care for animals in the wake of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

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The “Turkeys” of Costa Rica

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That last little bit is also why we call it “Turkey Day”! In Costa Rica, although I did spend a memorable one years ago in the Osa Peninsula where flocks of parrots flew into the mangroves while we feasted on turkey, pie, and the works, we have no actual Wild Turkeys , nor an official Thanksgiving.

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Wild Turkeys Causing Car Accidents

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What is up with all the frickin’ Wild Turkeys out there? This is the time of year when I tend to see turkeys dead on the side of the road. News stories of turkeys causing car accidents abound around the US right now. In Boston, a turkey was the cause of a 2 car accident during the morning commute.

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The Domestic Turkey and the First Thanksgiving

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This is the time of year that we rightfully contemplate the noble Turkey. I don’t believe, but this is subject to correction, that the wild and domestic Turkey were ever called by different binomials. Photograph of a Wild Turkey at Flatrock Brook Nature Center, in Englewood, New Jersey, by Corey. And it isn’t. It’s complicated.

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Turkey Vultures Get No Respect!

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The Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura ) is probably one of the most misunderstood birds in North America. link] Then there is the “delta wing posture” when Turkey Vultures face the sun and often preen. I think Turkey Vultures deserve a lot more respect from we humans and especially birders.

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When is a Vulture Not a Vulture?

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Here in Mexico, I can almost always count on Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures to pad each outing’s list by two species. Turkey Vultures have a wingspan and weight similar to that of Egyptian Vultures. a The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture looks very similar to the Turkey Vulture , but is a bit smaller.

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Turkeys Gone Wild!

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Watch out for Wild Turkeys going wild in western Michigan! It seems that they have taken to crashing through windows and windshields. Though, as the news report points out, it is likely just because it is their breeding season and the hormones are getting to them… a.

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