Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) feeds on carrion with Turkey Vultures (Cathertes aura)
On 28 July 1994, while driving north on highway 39, Stewart Co., Georgia, with a van-load of ornithology students, six turkey vultures were observed on the road opposite the entrance to the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, Bradley Unit. As we approached, some of the vultures flew, exposing a light-colored bird feeding among them. An approaching car from the north caused all of the vultures to fly, leaving the light-colored bird, that we identified as an Osprey in sole possession of the remains of a badly decomposed opossum (Didelphis virginiana). The Osprey flew off with the opossum, but dropped it.
Author: Julian L. Dusi
Volume Number: 41 Year Published: 1995
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 6
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1995/Vol 41 No. 2_1995_p6-7.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1995/Vol 41 No. 2_1995.pdf