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Vultures surf on heat from power plants

By Emily Conover

21 April 2015 12:15 pm

Science | DOI: 10.1126/science.aab2501



Scientists have shown that vultures use air currents from power plants to get a lift. Researchers surveyed six power plants in the central Amazon in Brazil and found black vultures or turkey vultures soaring above the plants in nearly 80% of the surveys, they report in the current issue of The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 

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