Originally Posted by mole
Penolta - I had not noticed that - thanks for the fascinating information. Will have to check out our Vultures for the tell-tale spots. Is this true for both Black & Turkey vultures?
Yes - for everything that has a dominance hierarchy - from monkeys to butterflies - they all play King of the Hill, but some are cleaner than others. Vultures (and also storks) are particularly messy in their roosting habits, since they squirt themselves on the legs for evaporative cooling when it is hot.