Some interesting vulture facts
Like most bird groups, vultures can be referred to as a flock, though they can also be labelled as either a venue, volt, or a committee. However, when it comes to the vulture group feeding around a carcass, they are called a wake, and when the birds are in flight formation, they are known as a kettle.
These intelligent birds are uniquely equiped to keep the environment clean often referred to as ‘Nature’s Clean-Up Crew,' and this helps prevent the spread of disease such as rabies. Vultures can eat up to 20 percent of their own body weight in one sitting.
‘Urohydrosis’ is a process in which an animal urinates on itself in order to cool down when temperatures reach blistering highs. However, vultures also use this technique as a means to disinfect their legs of bacteria following a feed on a rotten carcass as their urine possesses high levels of acid.