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PostSat Oct 22, 2022 5:50 pm 
Any Twitchers/Birders out there? Hanging out in the tree next to the house this morning. Doesn't it belong in Mexico?

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PostSat Oct 22, 2022 6:50 pm 
What are you seeing (or hearing) that suggests other than a Common raven?

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PostSat Oct 22, 2022 6:54 pm 
Seems bigger. Beak is curved not "V" shape

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PostSun Oct 23, 2022 8:43 am 
A good authority says that it is an immature turkey vulture. They don't get the head until they are adults and some stick around late in the year.

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PostSun Oct 23, 2022 8:59 am 
Interesting. Can see it now with that suggestion.

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PostMon Oct 24, 2022 10:30 am 
I think the open mouth just accentuates the curve of the upper beak. The short, rounded head/neck connection (+ shape of head) also looks more corvid like to my eye. The bird on the right is an immature turkey vulture (courtesy of Smithsonian).

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