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Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly on the carcasses of dead animals.

Vultures are found in every continent except Antarctica and Oceania.

A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of feathers.

This is likely because a feathered head would become spattered with blood and other fluids, and thus be difficult to keep clean.

This feature also allows quick cleaning in a nearby river.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Vulture", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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