American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) - HBW 2, p. 39
French: Urubu noir
Spanish: Zopilote Negro
Taxonomy: Vultur atratus Bechstein, 1793, St John's River, Florida.
Affinities unclear. May be better considered monotypic, as validity of races doubtful. Three subspecies sometimes recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- atratus (Bechstein, 1793) - S USA and N Mexico.
- brasiliensis (Bonaparte, 1850) - Central America and N & E South America.
- foetens (Lichtenstein, 1817) - W South America.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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An individual feeding on a cayman carcass. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 20 sec 4.7
A close-up of an adult’s head, zooming out to see a juvenile (lower left) and four other adults. Locality Hacienda La Pacifica, Cañas, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (ssp brasiliensis)
Richard Garrigues 16 July 2012 1 year ago 22 sec 4.6
A close view of two birds next to a fast flowing river, one flying away. Locality Fungu Island, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp brasiliensis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 4 April 2011 2 years ago 45 sec 4.5
Two early morning frontal views of an adult perched on a incense cedar tree looking around. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp atratus)
Don DesJardin 1 December 2009 4 years ago 48 sec 4.5
A bird turning around while feeding on a cayman carcass. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 4.4
A Black Vulture at the Royal Palm parking lot, Everglades, N.P. Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Tomtink 18 February 2013 39 weeks ago 16 sec 4.4
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Until we have IMC, I'll have to put this photo here...
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Nick Athanas 31 July 2012 16 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Paul Cools 6 February 2009 1 year ago 4.7
Close-up of head and neck.
Locality Carlsen Field, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 19 June 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Vulture on a trunk drying its wings.
Locality Bosque Popular el Prado, Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 9 February 2013 33 weeks ago 4.4
Dubi Shapiro 10 February 2009 1 year ago 4.3
An American Black Vulture perched in a palm tree.
Locality Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco State, Mexico (Northern)
JimBachman 8 May 2013 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3