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 5 years ago 22 sec 3.3
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Black vulture on the top of a building.
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Renata Biancalana 8 May 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Locality Kourou, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 23 January 2008 4 years ago 3.8
Birds searching for fish on the beach in Puerto Lopez
Locality Machalilla National Park, Manabí Province, Ecuador
Libor Vaicenbacher 20 March 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Dragging a dead opossum to the side of the road.
Locality Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela (ssp brasiliensis)
philgunson 26 April 2009 5 years ago 3.8
a pair of vultures standing on the beach, one of them with stretched wings
Locality Matapalo Beach, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 18 August 2013 1 year ago 3.7
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Locality Iguazú Falls, Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina
Ivana Urízar 15 October 2012 1 year ago 3.7
Grunts of several birds close-by. Locality Canoabo Dam, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 10 August 2002 1 year 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 47 weeks ago 0