Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

American Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus atratus

Description:

Its plumage is mainly glossy black. The head and neck are featherless and the skin is dark gray and wrinkled. The legs are grayish white, while the two front toes of the foot are long and have small webs at their bases. The feet are flat, relatively weak, and are poorly adapted to grasping; the talons are also not designed for grasping, as they are relatively blunt.

Habitat:

Side of the road next to open meadow.

Notes:

Drove up on four of these guys picking at the carcass of a large fish.

No species ID suggestions

Delaware, USA

Lat: 39.40, Long: -75.62

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 26, 2013

Related spottings

Black Vulture Zopilote negro Black Vulture Black Vulture

Nearby spottings

Red Admiral Brushfoot Black and Yellow Garden Spider Red-tailed Hawk Eastern Tiger Swallowtail dark phase female