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
VideosSee all 89 videos
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 3 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 3 years ago 25 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 178 photos
Coming in to a carcass.
Locality Tamiami Scenic Trail, Florida, USA (United States)
firstname.lastname@example.org 4 June 2004 2 years ago 5
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 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 4 weeks ago 4.5
By the Río Omi.
Locality Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp foetens)
Richard Greenhalgh 6 November 2015 21 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