Beginner Quiz – Red-Tailed Hawk vs Turkey Vulture (Raptor ID Quiz)

Can you identify two of the most common birds of prey in North America- the red-tailed hawk versus the turkey vulture? Our beginner quiz will test your skills for identifying raptors!

Red-tailed hawk or turkey vulture identification quiz

Test your knowledge! We'll show you 10 pictures of birds of prey. Let's see if you can determine if they're turkey vultures or red-tailed hawks. This beginner quiz is based on these key traits:

  1. Red-tailed hawks typically have rusty red tails
  2. Turkey vultures have red heads
  3. Red-tailed hawks have light or white bellies, often with a band of dark feathers
  4. Turkey vultures have dark brown or black bellies with no white feathers.


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