The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is a soaring, obligate scavenger with the most extensive distribution of any New World vulture (Cathartidae), ranging from southern Canada to southernmost South America (Kirk and Mossman 2020). Although well-studied, many aspects of its life history remain poorly understood, and in particular there is a notable paucity of information on predators and predation of Turkey Vultures (Kirk and Mossman 2020). In general, predation of Turkey Vultures appears rare, reports are few, and predators remain largely unidentified (Kirk and Mossman 2020). Nonetheless, eggs, chicks, and adult Turkey Vultures are at least occasionally taken by reptilian, avian, and mammalian predators (e.g., Jackson 1983, Coleman and Fraser 1986, Boal 2015, Martin 2017). We here report an observation of a Central American boa constrictor (Boa imperator) killing and consuming an adult Turkey Vulture in Belize,...

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