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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Two birds feeding on the grass (unusual behavior). Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 March 2014 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 22 sec 3.3
A group of birds Locality Los Tarrales Private Reserve, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 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 2 years ago 17 sec 3.3
A group of birds bathing in a pond. Locality São Paulo Zoo, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Josep del Hoyo 25 August 2010 3 years ago 22 sec 3.3
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A group of vultures taking a sunbath.
Locality Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 17 November 2012 1 year ago 3.5
Bird flying on the canyon.
Locality Ferradura Park, Canela, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 January 2005 1 year ago 3.5
A juvenile bird among two adults, resting on the ground.
Locality Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp foetens)
Joe Tobias 5 September 2005 2 years ago 3.5
seen in the port.
Locality Vila Velha, Espirito Santo State, Brazil
Captain Peter 7 March 2011 3 years ago 3.5
Black vulture resting on beach at Pantanos de Villa in Lima
Locality Pantanos de Villa, Lima Department, Peru
Nature Expeditions Peru 1 January 2009 4 years ago 3.5
A dorsal view of a flying bird with wings outstretched.
Locality Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela (ssp brasiliensis)
philgunson 23 May 2008 5 years ago 3.5
Grunts of several birds close-by. Locality Canoabo Dam, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 10 August 2002 13 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 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 0