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Jeff Nolten wrote:
Also, as Ian's post shows, that is not a vulture but a California Condor, a very endangered species only re-introduced to the wild in the last few years. You can see the ID tag (#18) and locator antenna on the wings. Most photographers wouldn't shrug at such a bird. But they are fairly commonly visible from the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
That makes more sense. Given that I live in an area where I see turkey vultures every day and that I have never seen a condor, I saw the head and made a careless ID. In any case, if I had been making the commercial, with the similarity in appearance between the vulture and the condor, I think I might have chosen to use a golden eagle. But that may be why they don't pay me to create commercials.