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Black Vulture Word Search

 Carolyn Nixon

The words that are in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in the list below are hidden in the vulture shape. 
See how many you can find.

 

Classification of Black Vultures:

AVES (class of animals that includes all birds)

CICONIIFORMES (order of birds that includes vultures, herons, and storks)

CATHARTIDAE (family of birds that includes vultures and condors)

CORAGYPS ATRATUS (species name for Black Vulture)

 

Common names for Black
Vultures:

BLACK VULTURE

CARRION CROW

BUZZARD

 

Black Vulture feeding habits:

SCAVENGER

CARRION

GARBAGE

DEAD ANIMALS

ROTTING

 

Habits and features of Black
Vultures:

MIGRATION

SOARING

KETTLE (a group of vultures soaring on thermals)

THERMALS

UROHYDROSIS (a not so pleasant vulture method of keeping cool)

ROOST

BARE HEAD

 

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Black Vulture nesting sites:

TREE CAVITY

HOLLOW STUMP

ROCKY SHELF

 

Sounds that Black Vultures make:

HISS

GRUNT

WOOF

 

Black Vulture wintering places:

CENTRAL AMERICA

SOUTH AMERICA

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