Turkey Vulture Video Activity

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Fill in the blanks with vulture vocabulary

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  • consumer
  • scavenger
  • carcass
  • prey
  • carrion
  • predator
  • carnivore
  • cycle


Using the vocabulary words above, complete the following paragraph about vultures.

Each word is only used once.

The vulture, with its habit of eating decaying flesh, is not very glamorous, but is very important. The food chain is a ____________; it goes around like a circle and there is no end. At the top of the food chain are the ____________. The animals that they find and kill are called their ____________. The dead bodies of these animals are called ____________. ____________find and consume this carrion, or dead and rotting flesh. This means that the vulture is not only a scavenger, but also a ____________, and a ____________, and plays a key role in the ____________, cleaning the Earth of organic garbage.

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