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 42 weeks 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 1 year 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 3 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 10 weeks ago 16 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 80 photos
Close-up of head and neck.
Locality Carlsen Field, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 19 June 2012 27 weeks ago 4.4
Dubi Shapiro 10 February 2009 1 year ago 4.3
Adult perched on a pole.
Locality Meleira, Conceição da Barra, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Ruben Gaasenbeek 21 December 2012 20 weeks ago 4.2
Two birds in a treetop.
Locality Loreto, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp foetens)
Joe Tobias 28 September 2005 1 year ago 4.2
Perched in tree by the Transpantaneira
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Ian Barker 9 June 2010 2 years ago 4.2
A bird sitting on top of an old barn.
Locality Tennessee, USA (United States) (ssp atratus)
sophiebuck 27 February 2012 13 weeks ago 4.1
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