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Eli: “Hey Marshal, see those vultures?
Johnson: “Might just be a dead critter.
Eli and Marshal Johnson.

The Vulture is a large scavenging bird found in Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption.


Because of their size, they are easyto find. They are the largest birds found in the game. The type of vulture seen in the game is the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura).

Several vultures will often appear over the site of a violent battle to consume corpses. Sharpshooter Rank 9 requires the player to shoot six animals in one dead eye burst, which can easily be done on a pack of vultures after completing a gang hideout.


Red Dead Revolver

A vulture is found in Tarnation during the mission "The Cemetery", circling over the head of Mr. Black. It may be shot by Red Harlow, the only bird in the game that can be killed.

Red Dead Redemption

Vultures are found to congregate near the site of violent battles or the deaths of animals. They spawn around gang hideouts after the hideout has been cleared in Single Player.

Vultures play a small role in Marshal Johnson's mission "Spare the Rod, Spoil the Bandit" and Landon Ricketts's mission "The Gunslinger's Tragedy".

Undead Nightmare

Vultures are the only actual birds that make an appearance in the Undead Nightmare DLC, however they cannot be looted. They can sometimes be seen flying over settlements and can also be seen flying during certain missions.


  • Despite their promotional artwork labelling vultures the "world's largest bird of prey", this is only true in-game; in real life, the largest bird of prey is the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus).



The player must kill a vulture to earn this reward:

20 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Kill every animal species in the game in any game mode.

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