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 83 videos
A bird standing on the ground Locality Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador
Keith Blomerley 18 November 2009 4 years ago 22 sec 3.3
Two birds feeding on the grass (unusual behavior). Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 March 2014 7 weeks ago 22 sec 3.3
A group of birds Locality Los Tarrales Private Reserve, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2012 8 weeks ago 47 sec 3.3
A bird on a electricity pole, looking around. Locality Rio Lagartos, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp brasiliensis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 26 July 2005 7 years ago 11 sec 3.3
A few birds on top of a sandmound. Locality Nieuw-Amsterdam, Commewijne District, Suriname (ssp brasiliensis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 20 February 2011 2 years ago 28 sec 3.3
Eating on ground from fruit. Locality Fungu Island, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp brasiliensis)
Marc de Bont 15 February 2010 3 years ago 17 sec 3.3
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Locality Bahías de Huatulco, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern)
ERICK TAPIA 23 weeks ago 3.6
An adult sitting on top of a barn.
Locality Tennessee, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 18 December 2013 14 weeks ago 3.5
In a tree from the canopy tower
Locality Old Gamboa road, Panama Province, Panama
Per Karlsson Linderum 16 February 2013 16 weeks ago 3.5
A group of Black Vultures in tree near College Station, TX
Locality Texas, USA (United States)
DanCowell 23 August 2013 26 weeks ago 3.5
Near the carcass of an aligator
Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Smoghead 13 March 2011 1 year ago 3.5
A group of vultures taking a sunbath.
Locality Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 17 November 2012 1 year ago 3.5
Grunts of several birds close-by. Locality Canoabo Dam, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 10 August 2002 20 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 7 weeks ago 0