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 87 videos
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
PhotosSee all 138 photos
At the tip of a pole
Locality Sonsón, Antioquía Department, Colombia
Luis G. Restrepo 29 June 2013 31 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
After the rain
Locality Fómeque, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 3 July 2011 3 years ago 3.7
Good views of these Vultures soaring below us from a hilltop.
Locality La Fortuna, Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Stan Mansfield 29 June 2010 4 years ago 3.7
bird after bath on the lake.
Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 3 May 2014 19 weeks ago 3.6
Absolutely not frightened by human
Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama
gabriel.leboff 21 August 2013 51 weeks ago 3.6
Grunts of several birds close-by. Locality Canoabo Dam, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 10 August 2002 40 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 28 weeks ago 0