Vultures are probably the best shoulder mount in ark. They will attack from your shoulder, act like missiles, and increase the spoil time of meat. Breeding these bad boys is a good idea, but different then normal. Raising one will require spoiled meat instead of raw meat. This is also am advantage because spoiled meat stands in 100s. They are found on Scorched earth in the dunes. Good luck with these birds - Raisan
Normally a docile creature, the vulture will quickly become aggressive to anything or anyone near a corpse it wishes to feed on. If on foot be wary. Vultures can pack a punch on a fresh player just trying to make ends meat. Running is not advised . To fight make tight circles and stab upwards with a pike or spear. Bows are also very effective.