It is a rare day in Texas when you won't see a gracefully soaring large bird in the sky. Vultures patrol the shores, fields, and along the roadside for food. Most of their food is freshly killed, but they have an amazing ability to digest less than fresh meat.
New World vultures are related to birds of prey and not to the Old World vultures. They are an example of convergent evolution, when the same traits evolve independently in unrelated groups