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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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 3 years ago 22 sec 4.7
An individual feeding on a cayman carcass. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 4 years ago 20 sec 4.7
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 6 years ago 48 sec 4.7
Quando o predador é predado! Locality Transpantaneira Road, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Rodrigo Y Castro 01 1 year ago 44 sec 4.5
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 4 years ago 45 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 4 years ago 25 sec 4.4
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Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Nick Athanas 31 July 2012 2 years ago 4.8
Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Lutz Dürselen 3 February 2013 2 years ago 4.8
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Jacques Erard 1 August 2014 1 year ago 4.7
An adult bird
Locality Pantanal, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Frederic Pelsy 21 September 2010 11 weeks ago 4.5
By the Río Omi.
Locality Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp foetens)
Richard Greenhalgh 6 November 2015 29 weeks ago 4.5
A close-up of a pair perched
Locality Prados del Este, Miranda State, Venezuela
Margareta Wieser 26 October 2015 34 weeks ago 4.5
Grunts of several birds close-by. Locality Canoabo Dam, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 10 August 2002 2 years ago 4
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A rare record. 3 sounds. interaction calls from two birds on the ground. Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 2 March 2014 2 years ago 0