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 90 videos
A bird pecking on the water surface Locality Girardot, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp brasiliensis)
Pere Sugranyes 31 August 1998 8 years ago 9 sec 3.4
An individual eating on the ground Locality Myakka River State Park, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp atratus)
Sharyn Staggers 30 April 2007 8 years ago 18 sec 3.4
A bird standing in a road Locality Vista al Mar, Diriá National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (ssp brasiliensis)
Richard Garrigues 14 August 2006 8 years ago 7 sec 3.4
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 9 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 9 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 3 years ago 17 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 181 photos
Side view of a bird on the ground.
Locality Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela (ssp brasiliensis)
philgunson 21 June 2008 7 years ago 4
Adult bird enjoying the sun
Locality Orange Valley, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 26 December 2008 5 years ago 3.9
an adult standing on the ground
Locality Cahuita National Park, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Ferran Vaquero 26 August 2009 5 years ago 3.9
Locality Estancia Isleta Linda, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp brasiliensis)
Horacio Luna 28 September 2012 2 years ago 3.9
Black vulture on the top of a building.
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Renata Biancalana 8 May 2009 5 years ago 3.9
Male - perched on a tree branch
Locality Chicaque Natural Park, San Antonio del Tequendama, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
Blair Wainman 30 July 2009 6 years ago 3.9
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