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 1 year ago 16 sec 4.4
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Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Nick Athanas 31 July 2012 35 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 2 March 2014 6 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Paul Cools 6 February 2009 1 year ago 4.5
Close-up of head and neck.
Locality Carlsen Field, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 19 June 2012 1 year ago 4.4
bird spreading wings during sunbathing
Locality Voltzberg-Raleigh Nature Reserve, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp brasiliensis)
Tom Heijnen 19 February 2011 10 weeks ago 4.4
Vulture on a trunk drying its wings.
Locality Bosque Popular el Prado, Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 9 February 2013 52 weeks ago 4.4
Grunts of several birds close-by. Locality Canoabo Dam, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 10 August 2002 19 weeks 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 6 weeks ago 0