That my dear readers is a turkey vulture. He is a raptor that eats carrion and is protected by federal law for that reason. Our friend here landed first on the car port of the house right behind that telephone pole, smack in the middle of the 'burbs. He stands about 2 feet high, near as I can tell from the stuff around him.
Because they are carrion eaters, they like a cologne that we would detest. I believe it's called Eau de Rotten Flesh, and is not generally available on the open market.