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 88 videos
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 8 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 8 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 2 years 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 4 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 5 years ago 27 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 170 photos
Detail of adult bird
Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala
John Pratt 15 November 2002 2 years ago 3.8
Close-up of a perched bird
Locality Puerto López, Manabí Province, Ecuador (ssp foetens)
Mathieu W 27 July 2010 2 years ago 3.8
Individual young undetermined.
Locality Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 24 September 2009 3 years ago 3.8
an adult standing on the ground
Locality Cahuita National Park, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Ferran Vaquero 26 August 2009 5 years ago 3.8
A pair on a carcass.
Locality Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp foetens)
Richard Greenhalgh 22 October 2014 46 weeks ago 3.8
bird perched near the river (Una's river)in Ecological Station Juréia-Itatins.
Locality Juréia Itatins Ecological Station, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 August 2014 1 year ago 3.8
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 1 year ago 0