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 a bird, near a restaurant. Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala (ssp brasiliensis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 6 August 2005 7 years ago 20 sec 3.4
A bird next to a small restaurant, eventually flying off. Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala (ssp brasiliensis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 6 August 2005 7 years ago 22 sec 3.4
a bird perched and fly away Locality Chaparrí Reserve, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp foetens)
Daniêl Jimenez 17 November 2012 1 year ago 17 sec 3.4
A close view of a bird on the ground. Locality Fungu Island, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp brasiliensis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 4 April 2011 3 years ago 19 sec 3.3
A bird on a branch. Locality ZooMAT, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp brasiliensis)
Josep del Hoyo 27 March 2009 4 years ago 27 sec 3.3
A bird standing on the ground Locality Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador
Keith Blomerley 18 November 2009 4 years ago 22 sec 3.3
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American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Locality Iguazú Falls, Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina
Ivana Urízar 15 October 2012 1 year ago 3.7
Close up of an adult.
Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina (ssp brasiliensis)
Carmelo López 2 November 2011 2 years ago 3.7
Feeding on fish guts at the boat dock
Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil
Dave Rintoul 30 May 2010 3 years ago 3.7
Locality La Estrella, Antioquía Department, Colombia
Luis G. Restrepo 29 July 2012 40 weeks ago 3.7
At the tip of a pole
Locality Sonsón, Antioquía Department, Colombia
Luis G. Restrepo 29 June 2013 40 weeks ago 3.7
drinking water in rain pond
Locality Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania, USA (United States)
Angelos Evangelidis 11 September 2011 2 years ago 3.7
Grunts of several birds close-by. Locality Canoabo Dam, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 10 August 2002 50 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 37 weeks ago 0