Two different species of vultures, black vultures and turkey vultures, are native to North America. As scavengers, vultures play an important role in the ecosystem. Formerly suppressed by the effects of pesticides on reproduction, both species' populations have increased dramatically in recent years. Vultures are extremely adaptable and thrive in close proximity to people. Population trends probably will continue to increase, as will the frequency of conflicts with people.
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