|Picture from Paranormal Animals of North America|
The Gyre is the awakened cousin to the common turkey buzzard (Carthetes aura), although somewhat larger. Much like their cousins, they are carrion feeders that hunt only prey that is either dead or weakened to near-death. They soar over the Rocky Mountain regions, searching for prey up to a mile below them.
- Paranormal Animals of North America, pp 80-81